I'm not a music theory expert but found two songs that sound suspiciously similar and no information on the internet as to why, when or even if a major artist intentionally tried to pay homage or elegantly remix a song by a lesser known group. I'd like to know if the songs are indeed similar or if it is only my deceived perception. The songs in question are Contact by Daft Punk, starting at ~1:46, and When the Catholic Girls Go Camping by Giraffes? Giraffes!, starting at ~0:11.
Aren't the drum tempos and melodic progression the same in some sections of the songs? Are these songs close enough to consider Contact inspired or copied from When the Catholic Girls Go Camping?