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Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker fires up on climate change

Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker fires up on climate change

Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker says his own brush with fire two years ago is not the motivation behind the Fremantle rockers donating $300,000 from their national tour to bushfire relief and reduction charities.

“I’ve wanted to be part of the solution and whole conversation about climate change for a long time,” Parker said.

“I believe in science and I believe in the scientific community so strongly,” the 34-year-old added. “If they’re saying the world is heating up then we should f...... listen.”

In November 2018, Californian wildfires forced Parker to flee the rented Malibu Hills house.

While he lost $40,000 worth of music equipment, he managed to save his beloved vintage Hofner bass guitar and the laptop containing new songs for fourth long-player, The Slow Rush, out on Friday.

Tame Impala embark on their biggest headline tour of Australia in April, which includes their debut at Perth’s RAC Arena.

“I’ve always wanted to play there,” Parker said.

In a remarkably candid interview in Play today, the Grammy-nominated star opens up on losing his father to cancer at the start of his band’s career, marrying his high school sweetheart last year and being a “dork”.

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW AT THEWEST.COM.AU