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The opening track off Tame Impala’s third album, Currents, might seem like an odd choice of cover for metalcore giants Northlane, but guitarist Josh Smith explains that it came about relatively organically.


“One day Jon came to a rehearsal with the first minute of this as a rough demo on his phone to show us and it clicked. Tame Impala might seem an odd choice for a cover from us, but it’s a band that has a fairly similar writing process, and a few common threads within their music and lyrics,” says Smith.


“We’d been wanting to do a cover for quite some time but because we all listen to fairly different music, we could never come to any sort of conclusion about what artist or song to choose when the conversation came up.”


The song was originally meant to be recorded during the band’s live session at BBC Maida Vale, but they didn’t get around to it because they ran out of time. However they decided that they had put too much effort into the cover to let it dissipate and polished up a demo whilst on tour. You can listen to the result below.





Northlane will return to Australia for their first headline tour in 18 months in November, a triumphant return home. For more information, visit: