It’s been announced that Tame Impala will appear on Saturday Night Live later this month.
Kevin Parker and co will appear on the iconic sketch show on March 30 on an episode hosted by Sandra Oh.
It’s the second appearance of the season for Tame Impala. During their last appearance, the band appeared alongside Travis Scott as they backed a medley of his Astroworld songs; this will be the first time the Australian band have appeared on the show as musical guests in their own right.
After teasing surprises for his first appearance last year, Scott enlisted the help of Parker and singer-songwriter John Mayer. The performance also marked the first live airing of ‘Astrothunder’ – forming part of a medley alongside ‘Skeletons’.
Parker is credited as co-writer and co-producer on ‘Skeletons’, while John Mayer co-wrote ‘Astrothunder’. Album track ‘Wake Up’ was also co-produced by Mayer.
Meanwhile, Parker recently gave an update on Tame Impala’s next album. The frontman revealed he hadn’t set himself a strict deadline by which to complete the record by, saying: “I wouldn’t want in 20 years to be listening to an album I made now and think that I finished it for any deadline or any particular reason. It was finished because it was finished.
“Anticipation is good… I want to be the kind of artist that feels empowered by people waiting to hear what I’ve got. This is the Gaga in me speaking.”
The Australian band are set to headline California’s Coachella festival in April, but Parker revealed that he initially forgot to tell the rest of the band about the major booking. “They would’ve woken up, seen the poster and thought it was a joke,” he said. “If they read this interview, they’ll know I forgot. We’re not much of a celebratory gang.”