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Tame Impala's Jay Watson was amassive "flake" on lastnight'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.

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MorningAfterboy said on the 6th Feb, 2014

Ooof, one of the sexiest men in Australian music.


sdaa said on the 6th Feb, 2014

Ella Hooper wanted the d so badly. It was tough to watch.


berlinchair101 said on the 6th Feb, 2014

Are the desks smaller?

inb4 Meshel/Adam joke.


nos235 said on the 6th Feb, 2014

who doesn't love a massive flake