April 28, 2017


Tame Impala Threaten to Sue Over Copycat Chinese Blueberry Milk Ad

In today's weird news, Tame Impala is threatening to file a lawsuit against Chinese dairy company Mengniu over a...blueberry milk ad? Frontman Kevin Parker posted the commercial on Instagram and called out the song it used, stating it sounds too familiar to the band's 2015 Currents track “The Less I Know the Better.”

“I mean COME ON guys at least put some effort in," he wrote in the caption. Parker also tagged the band’s Australian publishing company Sony/ATV Australia, along with the hashtags #lawsuit and #nowitsmyturn. Billboard points out the latter tag is in reference to funk band Skull Snaps' lawsuit that claims Tame Impala ripped off their 1973 song "It’s A New Day" on "Eventually." So if they follow through with the lawsuit, things are about to get very real for Mengniu.

When the guys are not involved in legal situations, they're prepping for a headlining slot at this summer's Panorama festival. Parker also recently worked on Lady Gaga's "Perfect Illusion" single alongside Mark Ronson. View the band's video for "The Less I Know the Better" below to judge the comparisons for yourself.

Now, go back to a happier time where Tame Impala joke about meeting Rihanna at the 2016 BRITs below: