Tame Impala pick up three prizes at Australia’s ARIA Awards

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Flume, Nick Cave and One Direction also take home prizes at Sydney ceremony

Congratulations Kevin!

Tame Impala took home three awards from the Australian ceremony, including Best Album for their 2012 LP ‘Lonerism’. The band also won the award for Best Rock Album and Best Band at the event, which took place at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, Billboard reports.Meanwhile, electronic producer Flume also picked up three awards in the categories of Producer Of The Year, Breakthrough Artist and Best Male Artist. Speaking from the stage about his win in the latter category, the producer (real name Harley Streten) said: “I actually did a bit of research and found out that never in the history of the ARIAs has someone who doesn’t sing won this award. I’m not a frontman. I prefer to spend my time sitting in a dark room, in front of a laptop. So hopefully it opens the floodgates for producers around Oz and people with bad voices in general.”Other winners on the night included Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, who won Best Independent Release and Best Adult Contemporary plus Best International Artist winners One Direction.Earlier this year Tame Impala teamed up with The Flaming Lips to release a joint EP. The Flaming Lips have covered ‘Runway, Houses, City, Clouds’ as well as ‘Elephant’ for the special vinyl release, while Tame Impala have contributed live recordings of The Flaming Lips’ ‘Are You A Hypnotist?’ and ‘Silver Trembling Hands’ to the EP.

Tame Impala have put together a new band for a one-off gig in order to raise money for a pregnant friend who recently had her car stolen.The Australian psych-rockers put together an instrumental band they’re calling Cam, cam and kevin’s groovy groovy funtime disco funk elevator explosion, aka kevin spacey, in an elevator earlier today (July 22) and are playing the fundraising show tonight at The Bird in Perth, Australia.They band announced the last minute gig on Facebook, writing: “Hey perthian fiends, our good friend the lovely and evidently pregnant felicity groom had her car stolen on saturday morning, so we’re all going to THE BIRD tonight to raise money for a new one! playing is Maurice Flavel, Electric Toad and our new band we made at about 4 o’clock this afternoon cam, cam and kevin’s groovy groovy funtime disco funk elevator explosion, aka kevin spacey, in an elevator. that’s the band name, all of that. in fact this whole post is the band name. including this. oh yeah and we didn’t have time to find a vocalist so it’s instrumental, the best kind of ental. get down there yo’s!”Yesterday Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill said Tame Impala were currently his favorite band.

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker recently admitted the idea of recording a follow-up to 2012’s ‘Lonerism’ doesn’t excite him. Speaking in Uncut, the brains behind the Australian band discussed his lack of plans for a new record as well as his thoughts on the album format and the unlimited possibilities of technology.Asked what the next album will sound like, Parker responded: “Right now, doing another album doesn’t excite me. There’s something narrow-minded about thinking an album is the only way you can put out music, especially in the world we’re in at the moment. Anything is possible. There’s so many people doing interesting things with the internet and technology, there could be so many ways of making music and listening to it.”

Tame Impala and Flaming Lips are set to record an EP together.The band will cover two of each others’ tracks for a four-track vinyl EP, which will be sold at the shows the bands are joint headlining in October and November in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Columbia.“…doing a Tame Impala does Flaming Lips songs and Flaming Lips do Tame Impala songs 4 song vinyl!!,” Wayne Coyne wrote on Instagram under a photo of lyrics to Tame Impala’s track “Runway, Houses, City, Clouds”.Pitchfork report that for the EP, Flaming Lips have covered Australian psych rockers’ ‘Runway, Houses, City, Clouds’ and Tame Impala appear to be doing The Flaming Lips’ ‘Are You a Hypnotist?’ and ‘Silver Trembling Hands’ – covers they have recently been testing out in a live setting.Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker recently admitted the idea of recording a follow-up to 2012’s ‘Lonerism’ doesn’t excite him. Asked what the next album will sound like, Parker responded: “Right now, doing another album doesn’t excite me. There’s something narrow-minded about thinking an album is the only way you can put out music, especially in the world we’re in at the moment. Anything is possible. There’s so many people doing interesting things with the internet and technology, there could be so many ways of making music and listening to it.”

Flaming Lips meanwhile, are working on an “extended play 6 song thang..” to go with the track they’ve written for the upcoming film adaptation of military science fiction novel [i]Enders game[/a], Coyne recently tweeted.

Jake Bugg On Writing & Recording ‘Shangri La’ video [NME]

In Part 1 of our interview with Jake Bugg, he tells us about writing ‘Shangri La’ in Malibu with Rick Rubin and Chad Smith, and improving his writing. Running time: 02:55
Read more at http://www.nme.com/nme-video/jake-bugg-on-writing–recording-shangri-la/2868186958001#DQmxzGOQZsLQFoWd.99
In Part 1 of our interview with Jake Bugg, he tells us about writing ‘Shangri La’ in Malibu with Rick Rubin and Chad Smith, and improving his writing. Running time: 02:55
Read more at http://www.nme.com/nme-video/jake-bugg-on-writing–recording-shangri-la/2868186958001#DQmxzGOQZsLQFoWd.99

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In Part 1 Jake Bugg,  tells us about writing ‘Shangri La’ in Malibu with Rick Rubin and Chad Smith, and improving his writing. Running time: 02:55