6 April, 2015. 16:04

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact

FORMER PM JULIA Gillard has admitted this afternoon to enjoying the new musical direction Tame Impala has taken with their new album Currents.

Speaking today on ABC Radio Perth with the band’s creative force Kevin Parker, Ms Gillard said the new sound shows the maturity of the Western Australian group as they’re set to release their third album by the end of the month.

Julia Gillard and Kevin Parker (right) spoke to ABC Radio Perth this afternoon about Tame Impala’s upcoming album Currents. SOURCE: ABC Perth.

“I’ve been a long time fan of the boys,” said Ms Gillard.

“Tim found them on MySpace back when I first became the education minister in like 2007 or 2008 – I can’t even remember now,”

“They just sounded so different. Bob Brown would come over and we’d get so high, I used to roll around for hours on my shag pile carpet and listen to them,

“It was like being back at university again.” she said.

The new album artwork for Tame Impala's next record Currents. SOURCE: Spinning Top Records.
The new album artwork for Tame Impala’s next record Currents. SOURCE: Spinning Top Records.

Mr Parker was surprisingly more reserved that the former PM, saying on that he’s flattered to know that high-level government ministers and staff liked his music.

“Yeah, it’s pretty neat.” said the 29-year-old.

In support of the new album, Tame Impala will embark on a world tour later this week. See the updated schedule below:

Tame Impala 2015 Tour Dates:
04/08 – Betoota, QLD @ Betoota Hotel Beer Pit
04/10 – Quilpie, QLD @ Opal Music Festival
04/17 – Brisbane, QLD @ Bernard Fanning’s back yard
05/08 – Byron Bay, NSW @ Wherever backpackers don’t go
05/09 – Sydney, NSW @ Royal Sydney Golf Club Auditorium
05/10 – Melbourne, VIC @ TBA
05/11 – Hobart, TN @ TBA


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