Tame Impala's Kevin Parker: Alex Turner's in another league to me as a songwriter

27 February 2020, 16:27

The frontman of the psyche rock band has praised the Arctic Monkeys frontman as a songwriter, but said he's still a better drummer than him.

Kevin Parker has said Alex Turner's writing skills are far better than his.

The Tame Impala frontman has never kept his admiration for the Arctic Monkeys frontman a secret, but has now said he far surpasses him when it comes to songwriting.

Speaking to Beats 1‘s Matt Wilkinson, he said of the Sheffield rocker: "[He's] in another league to me as a songwriter.

"The The Less I Know the Better singer added: "Absolutely. [But] he can't play drums as good as me".

Speaking about how they are neighbours in LA, the Aussie rocker revealed: "I was in his pool the other day. He wasn’t there at the time,' before joking: "I didn’t jump his fence… Yeah. Jumped the fence. No, I didn’t."

READ MORE: Tame Impala Respond To Alex Turner's Invitation To Collaborate

Tame Impala's Kevin Parker and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner
Tame Impala's Kevin Parker and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner. Picture: 1. Scott Legato/Getty Images 2. Mondadori via Getty Images/Archivio Mondadori via Getty Images/Mondadori via Getty Images

VIDEO: Tom Grennan wants to write music with Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner

Meanwhile, Tame Impala released their fourth studio album The Slow Rush this month - to great critical acclaim.

READ MORE: Arctic Monkeys' Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not tracks ranked from worst to best

Meanwhile, Tame Impala have been confirmed foe All Points East Festival 2020.

The indie psych rockers have been confirmed to top the bill at the east London Festival on Saturday 23 May 2020 for a UK exclusive show.

Also announced for the festival - which takes place at London's Victoria Park - are Caribou, Glass Animals, Whitney, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kelly Lee Owens and Holy F.

READ MORE: What Did Arctic Monkeys Play At Their First Gig?


Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2021:  Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Flea and Chad Smith

Red Hot Chili Peppers' 2022 UK tour dates: How to buy tickets

Sam Fender

Sam Fender adds new dates to 2022 UK Seventeen Going Under tour

2007 artists: Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A. and Calvin Harris

Only a mastermind can score 100% in this 2007 lyric quiz