Australian musician Gotye was on KCRWâ€™s Morning Becomes Eclectic today performing songs from his upcoming release Making Mirrors which will be released in the States on January 31st (Samples’N’Seconds/Fairfax Recordings/Universal Republic). You can watch it all HERE. KCRW will also be presenting Gotyeâ€™s upcoming Los Angeles, CA show on February 2nd at the El Rey Theatre. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, November 19th.
Already, Making Mirrors has garnered a lot of attention thanks to his haunting first single â€œSomebody That I Used To Know,â€ featuring guest vocals by New Zealand singer Kimbra. Within three weeks of its striking stop-frame, body-painting video being posted on YouTube, the song had received more than two million hits and made it to No.1 on the Hype Machine Twitter chart. To date, the track has over 15 million hits on YouTube; check it out HERE.
Gotye also received seven nominations for this yearâ€™s ARIA Awards airing on November 27th, including Single of the Year, Best Pop Release and Best Male Artist. Additionally he has been awarded an ARIA in the following categories: Best Video, Engineer of the Year and Producer of the Year. Gotye recently took NYC by storm during CMJ where The New York Times called his performance â€œsome of the most promising music heard at CMJ.â€
Early praise for Gotye:
â€œHeâ€™s picked up a lot of good ideas from Sting, like African-diaspora rhythms and pop concision, and his songs had a meticulous, gadget-happy charm.â€ â€“ The New York Times
â€œOne listen to â€œHeartâ€™s A Messâ€ and you knew this Australian one-man band has some extreme potential.â€ – KCRW
â€œWe first spotted Gotye at the Neon Gold event on Friday night and knew that the multi-instrumentalist and singer had immediately earned a place in our iTunes with his thumping heartbeat rhythms and smoky-sounding voice.â€ – Nylon
â€œHis style is almost hard to define — we could say indie folk, we could say indie pop, we could say indie alternative, but what we really wanna say is that it’s just pretty effing amazing.â€ – MTV