Tame Impala Bassist Nick Allbrook Leaves Band
Tame Impala’s touring bassist Nick Allbrook has announced that he is leaving the Australian psych-rock outfit in order to “try and screw his head back on and make an attempt to assimilate back into society.” Allbrook will re-focus his energy towards his role as frontman of fellow Perth, Australia band POND, while, in an interesting move, POND’s Cam Avery will replace Allbrook in Tame Impala. Allbrook played his last show with the band at their tour closer at Belvoir Amphitheatre in Perth on Friday night. Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker posted a statement on Facebook over the weekend that read:
Hey friends, fans and followers,
We have big news. It’s the end of an era. Tonight Nick play’s his last gig with us. Nick Roland Paisley Adams Allbrook is hopping off the Tame Impala band wagon so that he can try and screw his head back on, and make an attempt to assimilate back into society. A task the rest of us fear we will one day have to perform….
Anyway, heir to the throne is our long time super best musical blood brother Cam Avery, ape/womaniser/former pro golfer. You may remember Cam from such bands as The Growl and POND, neither of which he actually plays bass for but uuuh that’s how we roll.
Anyway anyone who saw us during the Allbrook era will know how awesome nick is, so cam has big shoes to fill, which is fortunate because Cam has big feet. big stinky feet that leave sock footprints in your house when he comes in and he’s like, hey man can I sleep on youz guysez’ couch?
So Nick plays his last gig at Belvoir Amphitheatre tonight, the very same place he played his first gig with us some 4 or 5 or 6 years ago, not sure on that… Lost track of time…We’re super happy for our bro Nick and wish him well in all his various fucking awesome artistic spewings and endeavours that he’ll actually have time for now.
Good on ya brah.
You can check out our feature on Tame Impala from the recent March issue of Relix here.