Basics Bangin’ Out Mad Tunes!

Here’s a glimpse at The Basics blasting a classic fave “Just Hold On” at Gasometer Hotel on 3rd September!

And hey…what nut doesn’t love some ‘vintage’ Gotye concert images circa 2012!

Congrats to Wall-Nut Ellen for winning this fab, rare Gotye EWO concert poster for our 1000 Twitter followers trivia giveaway! Well played, Ellen!

Thanks to Wally for providing these lovely classic tour posters!

Thanks to Wally for providing these lovely classic tour posters!

 

 

How ’bout we wrap-up with some eye-treats until next time! Catch many Wally-wonderful updates on Twitter!

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Via Mortlock Photography

Via Anna Webber Photography

Via Anna Webber Photography

 

 

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Nuts for The Holidays

Hi Gotye nuts!

Congrats to Lisa who won the Gotye portrait contest and donated to a Wally-chosen charity! Good on ya, Lisa! Thanks again to Robin for her work-she won the Golden Nut along with Magda for their awesomeness in the community for November & December!

Robins lovely portrait goes to Lisa! Thanks nuts-this was a great social action project!

Robins lovely portrait goes to Lisa! Thanks nuts-this was a great social action project!

There’s even more awesome tee, hoodie and sticker designs now up in our storefront! All proceeds go to the fund to help members attend events and connect, especially international nuts who may need a little extra help to make it happen! Thanks to everyone who has already purchased, and to the amazing artists whose designs are highlighted!

The basics played Adelaide last night-credit to the RockWiz Team for the pic below!

Another big cheers to NFSA for sharing their conversation with STIUTK director and visionary Tash Pincus. Without her brilliance, a hit video may not have been what it is today! Read/Listen to it HERE!

Hope you’re all having a festive holiday season so far, nuts!

C. RockWiz

C. RockWiz

What a Trip!

The LA/US nuts gathering comes to a close today, and what an adventure it was! Next year it’s off to New Orleans, so stay with us as we plan ahead! There’s talk of other stateside and international gatherings on the radar for this year and beyond as well! If you’re a nutĀ  and know others who would love to gather together, please contact us Nutmins for information and suggestions on how to organize it! We’re happy to help!

Come see the fun we had on Flickr!

Next-up we have a new official logo design contest in October, with a signed Gotye album to give to the winner! Stay tuned for details!

Many additional thanks to Nutmins Lisa and Danae, nuts Francesca, Juliette and Lorraine, The Gotye Mailman, and all supporting nuts and partners for their amazing work and contributions to the 2013 LA nut gathering!

Back again soon!

Sharing the Wally-wealth

With great success comes great expectations, right? Perhaps the listening community expects an artist to be constantly at work, but to also be socially responsible and willing to share some of the industry experience with emerging artists? That’s a uniquely Gotye trait!

So what’s Wally giving back now?

He’s working with the musos of Louis Spoils on the track “Sleep At Night,” offering his percussive talents!

Spy some Gotye & co. action in this behind the scenes vid:

And read more about the Louis Spoils project, brainchild of Jake Rush.

He’s also back with Aardvark Worldwide, a lovely social justice organisation offering musical mentorship to youth with illness or disabilities.

Here he is talking about it in 2011:

He’s been championing the organisation for years, here he is in 2010 and 2011, offering more than just a signed guitar!

We’re just a couple more days away from our next Gotye giveaway on Twitter! Sharpen those mental pencils for the trivia tweet to win a vintage Gotye/Basics prize pack straight from the Wally-Vault!

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

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

What’s on the Radar?

Although the awards keep coming for Wally, years after the challenged completion of his iconic hit single, he’s focusing on the next sounds! Check out a little blurb about what Gotye has been creating with those extra “Somebody” dollars!

Wally has been nominated for yet another award-this time it’s the Helpmann, which acknowledges “distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines of Australia’s vibrant live performance sectors.” Check out more about his place in the potential winner’s pool!

Our ‘cracked nut’ research team found some more APRA images as well as some classic show shots for your early week enjoyment! Thanks to them all for these finds!

Back again soon!

More APRA Recap

There’s yet more chatter about yesterday’s APRA awards for Gotye and his fellow Oz musos. Check out the fresh talk and snapshots!

Noise11 recaps APRA wins

Who took APRA via The Music Network

Billboard recaps APRA

(images via APRA/fotobank.ru)

10 days to our next Gotye goodie giveaway on twitter! Hooroo!

 

Cheerio for today!

 

 

What’s he up to lately?

Wally is working on that much-anticipated eventual fourth album, and collabing with fellow artists across the board. Recently he’s been on the job with Sydney producer and talent Elizabeth Rose. Read more about it here!

In just a few days the 2013 APRA awards drop! Last year Wally swept the ceremony with STIUTK, and this year he returns as a presenter! Check out more on his big night in 2012!

Want to know which tunes and flicks Wally thinks everyone should know of? Check out his comical and candid responses on “The Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire”

We’ll be back Sunday night/Monday for updates on APRA here and out Twitter feed. Cheerio for now!

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