Basics Back Onstage!

The Basics have returned to the stage! Brisbane Festival hosted their triumphant return to touring, including their late show just an hour ago! Check out the first glimpses of the Basics blitz:

Article: Gotye gets Back to Basics

New Video: Tim Basic rocks the vocals

Congrats to our Basics Trivia giveaway winner Haylie! She dropped the correct answer on Twitter within mere minutes! Well done Haylie! Our next giveaway will be a signed copy of Mixed Blood! We’ll be back to Gotye trivia for that awesome giveaway in November!

We’ll be eagerly awaiting the Basics and Spender interviews by the fabulous Stephen Scott, who attended the Bris fest yesterday and collected the Basics questions from fans! Good on ya’ Stephen!

Stay tuned for more from the return of The Basics, with frequent updates on Twitter!

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Gearing Up & Speaking Up

We’re excited to publish our next Gotye collaborator interview very soon, with the talented Wally-pal and fellow Melb muso Jake Rush of Louis Spoils! He’s pretty nutty material, as it turns out! Check back soon for the interview going live!

Jake Rush (Louis Spoils) got nutty with us!

Jake Rush (Louis Spoils) got nutty with us!

Wally is busy prepping with his Basic brothers to tour Oz again after many years on hiatus! Read about the last 5 years for The Basics, and how the success of “Wally Basic” has changed their trajectory.

The Basics through the artistic eyes of Cybele Malinowski. Check out our interview with her on the home menu! <---

The Basics through the artistic eyes of Cybele Malinowski. Check out our interview with her on the home menu! <—

We’re continually astounded at the social awareness and activism of our favorite boy. Check out the recent ‘real world’ ponderings and actions of Gotye!

Wally talks with FasterLouder on his ongoing adventures (20 August 2013-Brand New)

The Basics introspect. C. N. Cleary/Mx

The Basics introspect. C. N. Cleary/Mx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Wally and fellow artistic cohorts wishing the historic Sydney Opera House a happy 40th!

Back again soon Gotye nuts! Keep up with us on Twitter for ongoing updates and news, as well as our upcoming Gotye goodie giveaways including Basics swag and a signed Mixed Blood CD! Cheerio!

This signed Mixed Blood CD could be yours!

This signed Mixed Blood CD could be yours!

What’s New, Wally?

Mr. Gotye has been right busy lately!

He attended the SLAM fund-raiser dinner hosted by Marieke Hardy and attended by PM Kevin Rudd amongst others!

He’s up for a couple more awards for two of his Making Mirrors music vids!

There’s word of a “Video Mirrors” release on the radar! More details to come on that, but for now the word from Wally is “it’s a digital compilation of some live visuals and film clips from Making Mirrors, with some remixes and B-sides too”

And his Midi-master-man Tim Shiel tells us a story about touring with the Gotye crew and the ensuing shenanigans!

Thanks to everyone who helped us in generating questions for Stephen Scott’s upcoming Basics interview on Twitter! The #3BasicQ stream looked great! Cheers all!

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An oldie but a goodie! Credit included.

An oldie but a goodie! Credit included.

Just another day at ‘the office’

Gotye and Oh Yeah Wow make a stellar team, and have produced two haunting and hilarious clips for the famed ‘EWO’ tracks! Check out the recently dropped Easy Way Out blooper reel, less than thinly veiled as a “making of” clip! It’s utterly good fun!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/39744847″>The Making Of Gotye – Easy Way Out</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/ohyeahwow”>Oh Yeah Wow</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

If you missed the Basics history tour for #BacktoBasicsSunday <—hit that link and catch it all!

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Cheerio Gotye fans!

Tinker Time!

Wally is back at the Darnum Musical Village with pal and master producer/engineer Franc Titez. There’s bound to be awesome things afoot when those forces combine!

Franc, Wally and Darnum Musical Village staff

Franc, Wally and Darnum Musical Village staff

Thanks again to our fellow fans including new Twitter pals Gotye’Me for joining us for another fab #BacktoBasicsSunday with a lot of fresh enthusiasm after last week’s tour news (see last week’s updates for more!)

The coveted Gotye/Basics prize pack that could be yours!

The coveted Gotye/Basics prize pack that could be yours!

Looking forward to our next Gotye giveaway? On 28th June watch the tweets for your trivia question and chance to win the Basics/Gotye prize pack! It’s a vintage original from the Gotye inventory!

How about a look at some lovely Gotye concert shots by the talented Iris Edinger, found by nut Stephanie!

Back again soon! Cheers all!

Back to Basics!

Recently news dropped that Gotye will return to his roots as Wally Basic alongside Basic brothers Tim heath and Kris Schroeder! Check out the chatter in anticipation of a brief but brilliant AUS tour set for the Basic Boys!

Basics join the Caloundra Fest Setlist in Oct.

Gotye “reactivates” The Basics

Looking forward to going back to Basics

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If you’re new to The Basics check out this amazing full concert video!

And take a walk down Basic memory lane with our first Gotye collaborator interview with Kris Basic last year!

We’ll be cheering for the great new and telling you more about out June Gotye Goodie Giveaway (A vintage Gotye & Basics prize pack) this #BacktoBasicsSunday, so stay tuned to the tweets this weekend! We’ll also have a Basics giveaway in September to celebrate their return! Hooroo!

The coveted Gotye/Basics prize pack that could be yours!

The coveted Gotye/Basics prize pack that could be yours!

Spring Flings

Wally will soon be saying ta-ta to his time at the NMC, check out some recent images from his time at Calgary’s musical treasure-trove!

Wally meets NFSA CEO/staff yesterday

Wally meets NFSA CEO/staff yesterday

playback time!

playback time!

Recently a newest nut member wrote a sweet little piece about fellow Gotye fans including a brief chat with our founder. Check out Charlene’s lovely little blog! Welcome to the Nuthouse Charlene!

We’re almost wrapped with March Madness-here’s the entire ‘tournament’ now down to the final two! Thanks to nuts Lorraine and Christine!

March madness makes it to the finals!

March madness makes it to the finals!

 

We also have a new birthday pic care of a Wally and our Nuthouse photo comic @Favfra! Whenever a nut has a birthday we will present them with this tasty treat via Twitter!

Happy Nutty birthdays for all!

Happy Nutty birthdays for all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This #BacktoBasicsSunday is that special spring celebration of Peeps, eggs, fuzzy things and baskets. Join us with The Basics and make it an Easter (or just an awesome Sunday) worth celebrating!

Back soon nuts! Cheers!

Spring has sprung, Basics-style (i.e. comically psychadelic-style)

Spring has sprung, Basics-style (i.e. comically psychadelic-style)