Some psychedelic surf-rock daydreaming music to wile away the post-Christmas turkey-stuffed lethargy. This is “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” from Perth-originated Australians, Tame Impala:


Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Tame Impala

Tame Impala - Lonerism (2012)

The track is from their second album, Lonerism, released on Modular Recordings in October – the mild objection wrapped in a floaty “what is there to worry about?” haze makes this a perfect track for days like this…we can deal with the daily humdrum tomorrow.

The other standout track from NME’s album of the Year for me is “Elephant“, which is equally hazy but more along retro psych-rock lines with its pounding guitar riff, and actually reminds me of the Airwolf theme tune in places…complete with chopper sound effects.

“Tame Impala make psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock music” says the meta-description for their official website – yes they do.