Theft Of The Dial: Gotye

by Jill Riley

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    Apr 16, 2012

Gotye is new to a lot of people, so it may come as a surprise that the Australian by-way of Belgium has actually been in the making music game since 2001. Prior to Making Mirrors, which spawned the hit single "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye actually put out two other releases. They were backyard successes that didn't necessarily take off in the broader world, most likely the result of Australia's natural isolation. But all it took was a great riff and word-of-mouth — now Gotye is playing sold-out shows in the States and internationally. Jill Riley got a chance to sit down with the soft-spoken musician and dig deep into some great bands currently inspiring him.

Playlist

tUnE-yArDs — "Gangsta"
Austra — "Lose It"
Chairlift — "Cool As A Fire"
Sufjan Stevens — "John Wayne Gacy Jr."
The Chap — "What Did We Do?"
Prince — "I Could Never Take the Place Of Your Man"
Gotye — "Somebody That You Used To Know feat. Kimbra"

Videos

tUnE-yArDs — "Gangsta"

Austra — "Lose It"

Chairlift — "Cool As A Fire"

Sufjan Stevens — "John Wayne Gacy Jr."

The Chap — "What Did We Do?"

Prince — "I Could Never Take the Place Of Your Man"

Gotye — "Somebody That You Used To Know feat. Kimbra"

The Making of Making Mirrors

Making Making Mirrors - a short documentary from Gotye on Vimeo.