Success can be a lot to deal with, and this past weekend we saw evidence of that. Australian psych rock band Tame Impala have been a runaway success since their debut album Innerspeaker was released back in 2010, continuing even further with last year's Lonerism. The band's bassist Nick Allbrook has decided that he will be taking a step back from the limelight, announcing his departure in an official statement. It states that he "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..."
As Allbrook bows out gracefully, his shoes will be filled by Cam Avery, a member of fellow Australian pysch rock outfit Pond. Funny enough, Allbrook is the frontman of Pond. While the departure may seem sudden, it is an understandable decision: "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," [said Allbrook to NME].
Allbrooks final show with Tame Impala was this past Saturday, but the band will continue touring throughout the summer.