In some rather tragic news to the world of psych-pop, bassist of the Aussie group Tame Impala, Nick Allbrook, has rather unexpectedly quit the band.
A statement on Tame Impala's website explained that "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...."
Despite the vaguely acerbic nature of the statement (they full named him!) apparently there are no hard feelings between the parties involved. The statement continued, explaining, "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."
Allbrook will be replaced by Cam Avery, who has collaborated with the group before in their previous release Pond. When asked by NME about his departure, Allbrook said, "All bands and projects and stuff will keep going, it's just hard to keep them all going if you're touring all the time. The only bad part will be not seeing my mates every day. I love them more than anything."
We saw these guys perform at Coachella and they definitely put on quite the show, so it's sad to think that maybe a part of that magic is gone now, but as we like to say here at Ladywood- Onwards and Upwards. Even though for Nick it may feel like he can only go backwards......
Ha! See what I did there? Niiiiiiiiccccceeee.
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