All Things Gotye + The Basics

Archive time again.  If you are Australian, it is highly likely that you will know these tunes from a few years back by Gotye.  However, we reckon that the rest of the world getting into Gotye’s current smash ‘Somebody I Used To Know’ might not be familiar with this old classic track ‘Hearts A Mess’ and quite stunning video.

Funnily enough, Kimbra (who sings with Gotye on the new track) did a cover of ‘Hearts A Mess’ that someone caught on camera when she sang it live.

If you also go back to around the same time as Gotye’s solo career was taking off when he picked up his first ARIA Award, he was also in a band called The Basics.  We caught these guys playing live a few times in their Beatles style outfits and they were quite awesome and snapped up all of their material at the time.  In fact, watching the archive videos below really brings back the joys of when we first saw these guys in action.

So….check out the merriment below of the ‘Hearts A Mess’ video, the live footage of Kimbra and also the archive videos of The Basics.  If you’re hungry for all things Gotye and more, you should definitely make a purchase of the back catalogue of Gotye and The Basics on iTunes.  It’s all highly recommended!!!  In fact, we’ve track down links to The Basics albums below so that you can purchase them through BandCamp, should you so wish.  We know how hard it can be sometimes to get hold of this kind of stuff.  The track that The Basics boys are singing is called ‘Hold On’ which features on their self titled album here issued in 2010.

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About Graham Porter

Founder of YMR and has been trying to make a difference for unsigned, up and coming artists and all things great in music since 2011.

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