Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker creates sleep-inducing ‘Bedtime Mix’ for Radio One

Parker's mixtape included tracks by Air and Kraftwerk

Kevin Parker, frontman of Australian psych group Tame Impala, provided a ‘Bedtime Mix’ last night for Phil Taggart’s BBC Radio One show.

The 30-minute mixtape – Parker’s entry in a feature that challenges musicians to create a soporific soundtrack – included music from Panda Bear, Air, King Crimson, Frank Ocean, Kraftwerk, Gotye and The Flaming Lips.

“Making a chilled-out playlist is not something I do regularly,” Parker said, “but having been asked to do it, I’m looking back at the playlist now, and I may actually put this on tonight when I go to bed.”


Listen to the mix below:

Tame Impala recently announced UK tour dates for 2016, and added a second London gig to their UK live schedule due to high demand. Tickets went on sale on Friday (September 11).

With the first London show at Alexandra Palace (February 12) selling out within hours, they added a second date at the same venue for February 13.

The band’s Manchester date will take place at Manchester Arena on February 11. Tame Impala play the following live dates in the UK next year:

Manchester Arena (February 11, 2016)
London Alexandra Palace (12)
London Alexandra Palace (13)