Following 2 sold out shows in London, hotly tipped Belgium born Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist and producer, Gotye, will celebrate the release of his album Making Mirrors with a Communion show at Wiltons Music Hall on 13th February 2012.
2012 looks set to be a very exciting year for Gotye (pronounced Gaulthier). As a worldwide swell of support heads towards the UK, on 28th November Gotye will release a 7” for lead single Easy Way Out – a short, sharp blast of acid-rock and the first single to be taken from the album Making Mirrors, due for release on 13th February 2012. Both are released on Communion / Island Records.
Upon its online release in June, it was the video for the stunning track Somebody That I Used To Know that triggered an overwhelming response to this particular song worldwide. Just three weeks after Gotye posted the video on YouTube the song had received nearly four million hits (this number has now exceeded 16 million), topped the charts in 4 countries (Australia, Holland, Belgium and New Zealand) and made it to No.1 on the Hype Machine Twitter chart. Hear it once and you’ll be haunted by it for weeks. It will precede the album’s release in the UK on 6th February 2012.
Gotye first found attention with his second album, 2006’s Like Drawing Blood. Influential Australian radio station Triple J named it their album of the year, as did iTunes on its release in the UK in 2008. In Britain, Like Drawing Blood became a cult hit while in the States, it made waves after Drew Barrymore fell in love with single Learnalilgivinanlovin’ and used it in several of her films.
Gotye launched Making Mirrors in Australia in August with two visually explosive gigs at Sydney Opera House and a full Australian tour - all of which were sold out. He then set off on his worldwide tour, which included two sold out London shows. He will return to the UK for an intimate album launch show at Wiltons Music Hall on 13th February 2012.