November 13, 2015


Watch Tame Impala Cover Kylie Minogue's Seriously Epic "Confide in Me"

Australian station Triple J's Like a Version series is more or less the Sydney equivalent to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, which offers us amazing homages like One Direction doing Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and Kanye/Rihanna/Paul McCartney's "FourFiveSeconds." And the show just scored a visit from Tame Impala, who took the opportunity to tackle a tune from their fellow Aussie Kylie Minogue.

"Confide in Me" is a grandiose cut from Minogue's 1994 self-titled, and it's a perfect fit for Tame Impala's new synth-leaning style—you could imagine it as a direct influence on Kevin Parker while he was writing tracks like "Let It Happen" and New Person, Same Mistakes."

Parker unsurprisingly bodies those "Confide in Me" falsetto sections, then whips out a fuzzy, Plutonian guitar solo at the three-minute mark. His band's been rocking 2015 ultra hard, ending the three-year gap since Lonerism with Currents and killing festivals left and right.

The epic nature of Minogue's song led it to being featured in the 2006 musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Here's the original version; we're expecting an onstage duet soon: