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NME Festival blog: This guy pretended to be Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker at an awards ceremony

An Australian radio station sent a Kevin Parker impersonator to the ARIA Music Awards this week.

Australia’s ARIA awards took place in Sydney on Tuesday (November 28) and made headlines after Harry Styles stopped to kiss Lorde on the cheek before accepting an award.

However, before the event kicked off, local radio station Triple J sent a lookalike dressed as the Tame Impala frontman, as well as ones posing as singer Meg Mac and Adam Hyde from electronic duo Peking Duk, down the red carpet.

Having put a call out for the best Australian music lookalikes earlier in the month, the trio of impersonators seemed to fool pretty much everyone, posing for photos, doing interviews and even greeting fans.

Watch in the video below:

Meanwhile, Tame Impala recently released three new B-side tracks, titled ‘List of People (To Try And Forget About)’, ‘Powerlines’ and ‘Taxi’s Here’.

The songs feature on the band’s new deluxe ‘Collector’s Edition’ box set of their acclaimed 2015 album ‘Currents’, one of NME‘s Albums Of The Year for that year.

Parker explained that he started writing ‘List of People (To Try And Forget About)’ between the end of 2012’s ‘Lonerism’ and the start of the sessions for ‘Currents’.

He said: “I guess maybe one of the reasons it didn’t end up on the album [‘Currents’] was that it was started on so early and I was so over it by the time I was finishing the album. But by the time I got to finish [the track], I was really kind of like satisfied with it as a song and as a chunk of my creativity and emotion and stuff.”


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