Gotye catalogue now with Alberts

Posted on 23 Jan 2012

After representing Wally De Backer’s works with The Basics for a number of years, Alberts is proud and privileged to expand its representation of Wally’s Gotye catalogue for Australia and New Zealand.

Considered the most outstanding album and single of the year, Gotye’s third album ‘Making Mirrors’ and single “Somebody That I Used To Know” are the latest in a series of works created by Wally since he first started with a few EP’s and the release of his debut album Boardface in 2003.

“We’re thrilled to have Wally’s Gotye works published by Alberts” says Alberts CEO David Albert. “We have a high respect for his creativity and integrity as a songwriter and artist and look forward to helping develop further prospects for all the wonderful Gotye songs”

Gotye’s sophomore album Like Drawing Blood – released in 2006 –spawned the single “Learnalilgivinanlovin”. With solid support from Australia’s National Youth Radio station Triple J, the song and album took off. The follow-up song from the album, “Hearts A Mess” was a favourite with the stations listeners, voted Top 10 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 listeners poll for that year. ‘Like Drawing Blood’ proved to be Wally’s breakthrough album garnering multiple accolades and awards. Notably Triple J Album of the Year, AIR Most Outstanding New Independent Artist award, ARIA Best Male Artist nomination and a chosen finalist of the highly regarded Australian Music Prize (AMP) award.

In 2007 Wally released ‘Mixed Blood’ album – a series of remixes of songs from his previous albums created by a range of re-mixers. Mixed Blood was to give Wally his first ARIA Award for Best Male Artist.

“Eyes Wide Open” the first song released from Gotye’s third album and “Somebody That I Used To Know” (featuring vocalist Kimbra) with its unique and highly viewed video (44 million on youtube) are showing that the success of Making Mirrors is still unfolding and showing signs of being one of the most successful Australian albums locally and globally…ever.

For all licensing enquiries contact Rachel Kelly –

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