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The Best Bands Like Tame Impala

Updated May 27, 2020 226 votes 34 voters31 items

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Looking for more good  bands like Tame Impala? You've come to the right place. Thanks to hits like "The Less I Know The Better" and "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," Kevin Parker has built one of the most popular modern psychedelic rock projects, but there are many other great groups who share a similar sound. 

MGMT,  Temples, and Arctic Monkeys are among the top indie bands that sound like Tame Impala, while Unknown Mortal Orchestra and the Australian band Pond are often considered to be related artists.

Undeniably, Parker has had a massive influence on the psychedelic and indie genres, inspiring both his contemporaries and new bands today. And, while there are a lot of awesome groups and artists that sound like him in their own ways, it's up to you to decide which are the best of the best. Vote up the bands you'd be most likely to recommend to people who are fans of Tame Impala, and be sure to add any that you feel we might have missed.


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    MGMT is an American psychedelic rock band founded by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James...  more

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    Pond was a band from Portland, Oregon. They formed in 1991 and broke up in 1998. They were signed to Sub Pop and the Work Group records sub-label of Sony Records. On October 23, 2010, Pond reunited...  more
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    Unknown Mortal Orchestra is an American and New Zealand rock band composed of singer, guitarist and songwriter Ruban Nielson, bassist Jake Portrait and drummer Riley Geare. The band was started by...  more
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    Arctic Monkeys is an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Matt Helders (drums, vocals), Jamie Cook (guitar, keyboards) and...  more

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    Toro y Moi

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    Khruangbin is an American musical trio from Houston, Texas, with Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Ray "DJ" Johnson Jr. on drums. The band is known for blending global music...  more

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    Temples are an English psychedelic rock band, formed in Kettering, Northamptonshire in 2012, by singer-guitarist James Edward Bagshaw and bassist Thomas Edison Warmsley. They have received...  more
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    Mac DeMarco

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    The Flaming Lips is an American rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s. After signing...  more

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    Mild High Club is a psychedelic pop group led by American musician Alexander Brettin Brettin worked on Mild High Club's first album, Timeline, for almost three years until its release in 2015. His...  more
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    Crumb is an American indie rock band, founded in Boston, MA. The group is a collaboration of Brooklyn-based musicians Lila Ramani (guitar, vocals), Jesse Brotter (bass, backing vocals), Brian Aronow...  more
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    Animal Collective is an American experimental pop band formed in Baltimore, Maryland in 2003. Its members and founders are Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and...  more

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    Ariel Marcus Rosenberg ( AR-ee-el; born June 24, 1978), also known as Ariel Pink, is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter whose music draws heavily from 1970s–1980s pop radio and...  more
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    Dungen ("the grove", Swedish pronunciation: [²dɵŋːɛn]) is a Swedish rock band based in Stockholm. Often classified as psychedelic rock, Dungen is also influenced by Swedish (and other) folk music,...  more

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    Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer recognized as one of the important players of soprano saxophone....  more
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    Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and...  more

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    Grizzly Bear is an American Indie Rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band consists of Edward Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor and Christopher Bear. The band employs traditional...  more

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    Beach House is a dream pop duo from Baltimore, Maryland, formed in 2004. The band consists of French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally. Their self-titled debut album was released...  more

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    Archy Ivan Marshall (born 24 August 1994), also known by his stage name King Krule, is an English singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer and musician. He began recording music in 2010 under the...  more
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    The Growlers are an American band formed in Dana Point, California in 2006, then moved to Costa Mesa, Orange County. The band consists of Brooks Nielsen, Matt Taylor, Scott Montoya Anthony Braun...  more

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    Beach Fossils is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2009. The group currently includes Dustin Payseur, Tommy Gardner, Jack Doyle Smith and Tommy Davidson. They are known...  more
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    Homeshake (stylized as HOMESHAKE) is the solo musical project of Montreal-based singer-songwriter and musician Peter Sagar. Featuring contributions from Mark Goetz, Greg Napier, and Brad Loughead,...  more
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    The Holydrug Couple

    The Holydrug Couple is a psychedelic rock duo from Santiago, Chile. The pair, Ives and Manu, started making music together in 2008, a little over a half-decade after they met. They hadn't seen each...  more
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    Jagwar Ma is an Australian psychedelic/dance band formed in Sydney in 2011, consisting of members Gabriel Winterfield, Jono Ma, and bass guitarist Jack Freeman. The band name is derived from a...  more
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    Foxygen is an American indie rock duo originally formed in Westlake Village, California, in 2005 by Jonathan Rado and Sam France....  more
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