At June’s Open’er festival, laddy duo The Last Shadow Puppets took their Tame Impala love to the next level, improvising a song about Our Kev. “There’s a storm brewin’, in the form of Tame Impala,” it went, before Alex Turner declared, “Kevin Parker controls the weather systems around here.” It was an odd one - watch it below.
“We were waiting in our dressing room – I was extremely sick, it was the show straight after Glastonbury, and I just got really violently ill,” Kevin remembers in the new issue of DIY, out now. “I almost couldn’t play, so we heard that they made up this impromptu Tame Impala tribute jam, and I was like, ‘Oh no!’ It was the one night where I just wanted to get through it, I didn’t want anyone to hype it up, I didn’t want anyone to ramp it up. It’s sweet of them, really… They probably helped to save it.”