Northlane cover Tame Impala track

Northlane have released a stream of their cover of Tame Impala track Let It Happen.

The Australian outfit decided to record the track by fellow countryman Kevin Parker and his band as they say they share similarities when it comes to how they write material.

Northlane say: “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.

“Jon Deiley came to a rehearsal with the first minute of this as a rough demo 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.”

Northlane reveal they had planned to record the cover during their recent BBC live session in London but ran out of time.

The band add: “We’d already worked on developing this song and rehearsing it and didn’t want that to go to waste, so we chose to do our best to polish up the demo on a laptop. After this ordeal we’re glad this cut can finally see the light of day.”

Deiley, Marcus Bridge, Alex Milovic, Josh Smith and Nic Pettersen released their third album Node earlier this year and are currently on tour across Australia.

Northlane tour dates

Nov 04: Fremantle Metropolis, Australia
Nov 05: Adelaide HQ, Australia
Nov 06: Melbourne 170 Russell, Australia
Nov 07: Melbourne Arrows, Australia
Nov 08: Melbourne 170 Russell, Australia
Nov 12: Sydney Roundhouse, Australia
Nov 13: Newcastle Cambridge Hotel, Australia
Nov 14: Brisbane Triffid, Australia
Nov 15: Brisbane Triffid, Australia
Nov 19: Seattle El Corazon, WA
Nov 20: Portland Hawthorne Theatre, OR
Nov 22: Salt Lake City The Loading Dock, UT
Nov 23: Denver Marquis Theater, CO
Now 24: Lawrence The Bottleneck, KS
Nov 25: St Louis Fubar, MI
Nov 27: Chicago The Bottom Lounge, IL
Nov 28: Detroit The Shelter, MI
Nov 29: Cleveland Agora Ballroom, OH
Nov 30: Buffalo Waiting Room, NY
Dec 01: Allston Brighton Music Hall, MA
Dec 03: New York The Gramercy Theatre, NY
Dec 04: Jersey City GameChangerWorld, NJ
Dec 05: Wilmington Ziggys By The Sea, NC
Dec 06: Atlanta The Masquerade, GA
Dec 08: Jacksonville Underbelly, FL
Dec 09: Tampa The Orpheum, FL
Dec 10: Birmingham Zydeco, AL
Dec 11: Fort Worth Tomcats, TX
Dec 12: Austin Dirty Dog Bar, TX
Dec 14: El Paso Basement At Club 101, TX
Dec 15: Mesa Nile Theater, AZ
Dec 16: West Hollywood Whisky A Go Go, CA
Dec 17: San Diego SOMA, CA
Dec 18: Anaheim Chain Reaction, CA
Dec 19: Orangeville The Boardwalk, CA

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