Tame Impala’s Jay Watson was a massive “flake” on last night’s Spicks and Specks
Someone give Tame Impala’s Jay Watson his own TV show already. The Perth musician – who also plays in POND – was one of the guests on last night’s return of the ABC’s Spick and Specks.
Aside from answering a bunch of music trivia questions and singing lyrics from a Morse code manual to the tune of ‘California Girls’, Watson told an amusing anecdote about how he’s basically a massive flake who doesn’t own any instruments or drive. “I didn’t own a drum kit either,” he confessed in a deleted scene from last night’s show. “I had one when I was like 12 and then I just bought one the other day. I bought my first amplifier about two months ago.”
Watson – who described Tame Impala as the “least organised people in the room” at the ARIAs last year – said he was quite possibly the “flakiest” musician working in the industry today. But he said Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker gives him a run for his money. “He’s equally flaky, so it’s a band of flakes.”
Spick and Specks premiered on the ABC last night with a new team: host Josh Earl and team captains Ella Hooper (ex-Killing Heidi) and comedian Adam Richards. Other guests included radio personality Meshel Laurie, US comedian Des Bishop and opera singer Jacqueline Dark.
Tame Impala just completed a national tour with Big Day Out, while Pond will support Arctic Monkeys on their May Australian tour. Click here for dates.