Australian psych-pop band Tame Impala are not new to Coachella. Although it was their first time headlining, it was the band’s fourth time playing the festival. They made the most of their high-production time slot complete with mind-bending visuals, confetti, and laser beams to accompany their signature hazy guitars and rippling vocals. The band also played new tracks off their forthcoming album, as well as a mix of hits heavily drawing from their previous project Currents.
Frontman Kevin Parker is notoriously quiet on stage, but he did make a few remarks to the crowd. “This is our fourth Coachella,” he said. “I think it’s pretty safe to say never in a million years did I think I’d be up here, at this time of night, getting to play for all you guys.”
The crowd then danced along to hits like “Let It Happen,” “The Less I Know The Better,” and “Elephant.”
The lights and hallucinatory visuals on screen perfectly accompanied Tame Impala’s psychedelic sound. Laser beams and colorful lights soared over the crowd while oversaturated images of mountains and Kevin Parker’s face took festival-goers on a journey.
Tame Impala’s fourth studio album release date is still unconfirmed, but it will likely drop this summer. If you weren’t able to catch the Aussie group at Coachella, they will be playing a myriad of upcoming festivals like Boston Calling, Mo Pop Festival, and Lollapalooza.