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Tame Impala announces departure of bassist Nick Allbrook

on May 20, 2013, 9:04am

Tame Imapala

(Nick Albrook, pictured second to the left)

Few bands have had as much success recently as Tame Impala, yet that hasn’t stopped bassist Nick Allbrook from walking away. In an official statement, the band announced that Allbrook will be “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….”

Allbrook further explained his decision in an interview with NME: “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,” he said. “The only bad part will be not seeing my mates every day. I love them more than anything.”

Allbrook will be replaced in the band by Cam Avery of the band Pond, which ironically enough is fronted by Allbrook himself.

Tame Impala will spend much of the summer touring the work, including festival appearances at Primavera Sound, Sasquatch!, and Bonnaroo. Check out the band’s full tour schedule here.

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