Watch: Gotye
    • TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011

    • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

    Gotye (pronounced "gore-ti-yeah") is the performing name of Aussie based multi-instrumental musician Wally De Backer, who's pretty prolific down under we're told, but has yet to be released and/or break here in the States. He also plays in the Melbourne trio The Basics, if you've heard of them. Recently, he became the first Australian act since Silverchair to top both the ARIA single and album charts, unseating Adele's very respectable run at the top of the record side. Luckily, the interweb have been passing around his terrifically shot video for "Somebody That I Used To Know", which popped up in July. It's an '80s leaning tune that features Kimbra, another other-side-of-the-world performer (she hails from New Zealand, now based in Melbourne).

    America: In case you only know him from his contribution to the Whip It soundtrack, expand your pallet; observe a beautiful track from his latest album, Making Mirrors, out now in Australia and New Zealand.

    We'll be keeping our eye on this guy.

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