Tame Impala - Lonerism: album stream

There's a whole hive of buzz about Tame Impala's new album, and here you can be among the first the hear it

For someone who says he spent a whole heap of time in his bedroom in Perth, which boasts of being the most isolated city in the world, Kevin Parker has attracted a pretty starry bunch of fans: the Flaming Lips, Mark Ronson and Noels Gallagher and Fielding all count themselves as adherents.

For newcomers: Tame Impala is really Parker, although the lineup is fleshed out for live appearances. The band's follow-up to the critically beloved Innerspeaker, from two years ago, is titled Lonerism – and according to an interview in this coming Saturday's Guardian Guide: "If the debut album was a classic wedge of psychedelic stoner pop … then [this] seems to be Parker's own Electric Kool Aid Acid Test."

Before reading that interview at the weekend, give the record a spin here - and tell us what you think in the comments thread below.

Lonerism is released on Modular on 8 October; the band tour the UK from 30 October.


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