Gotye with Perfect Tripod - Quasimodo’s Dream
2013-03-17 10:00 by TravisB
SLAM proudly presents the second in their series of limited edition 7” vinyl and digital releases.
Quasimodo’s Dream, the 1981 classic by The Reels; voted number 10 in the top Australian songs of all time by APRA has now been reinterpreted by Gotye, with Perfect Tripod (featuring Eddie Perfect & Tripod). A limited vinyl release of this song includes a special collaboration by internationally acclaimed visual artist Patricia Piccinini.
SLAM approached Wally (Gotye) to represent them as a SLAMbassador after he’d just caught Tripod’s ‘Australian Songs’ show. Wally was taken by Tripod’s Acapella renditions of the classic Australian songbook and the seed was planted for their version of Quasimodo’s Dream.
To enhance SLAM’s 7” series, highly respected visual artists have embraced the opportunity to work with their musical contemporaries. Patricia Piccinini’s visual interpretation of Quasimodo’s Dream is an exciting addition to the project.
Gotye and the other artists that support SLAM may never need to play small gigs again, yet they appreciate how important small gigs are; in backyards, garages, traditional pubs, small bars, warehouses, paddocks or wherever they happen. Between the bedroom and the world stage, we need gigs of all sizes as stepping stones in a musician’s path.
SLAM’s Pledge project is also about to announce a very special evening with with Gotye, where a group of lucky people will be able to grab the opportunity to dine with Goyte at his favourite Melbourne restaurant, then catch a live gig... Wally’s treat.
All proceeds raised go to help SLAM with their fighting fund. Pledge Now Open – pledges close May 15, 2013. Limited edition collectors copy to the first 1,000 vinyl orders. Orders fulfilled after crowd-‐funding is closed and in accordance with the terms available at Pledge Music: pledgemusic.com/projects/slam
New Gotye merch store
2013-03-07 17:20 by TravisB
Finally, you can order Gotye merch without paying exorbitant postage costs from Australia (unless you live in Australia, in which case I will be happy to charge you exorbitant postage charges for shipping from overseas back home. Jokes)
Now admittedly, you lose out on engaging with the charming Gotye mailman, which is a shame, but things have outgrown our little cottage industry so I hope you find these new merch options more convenient and better priced. Hover your mouse over the "Store" tab above, this will reveal a drop down menu where you can select the store that relates to your part of the world.
A few items (e.g. Boardface cds, and some leftover teeshirts we have in Australia) will only be available in the Aus/NZ store, so if you wanna go digging, you might find some items that vary between countries' stores. Just remember: the exorbitant postages huh?
Gotye In Conversation + the launch of Fractured Heart
2013-02-12 11:08 by TravisB
In conversation with 2SER/Groovescooter
When: Thursday 14 Feb, 6:30 - 8:00pm
At: The Green Room Lounge in Enmore, NSW, Australia - one block up from Enmore Theatre.
Wally will be taking part in 2SER and Groovescooter's intimate Q&A style, moderated-talks series "In Conversation". Wally will be chatting live about everything from art to his rise in popularity around the globe as Gotye. Wally will be in conversation with Groovescooter's Paris Pompor and also answering questions directly from the audience.
Gotye launches Fractured Heart in Canberra
When: Friday 15 Feb, 6.00 - 10.00pm
At: National Sound and Film Archive, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Wally collaborated with illuminart to create Fractured Heart, an interactive sculpture that allows visitors to ‘remix’ Somebody That I Used to Know in real time, using their bodies to trigger sounds and light animations.
6:00 pm: Launch of Fractured Heart exhibit by Gotye and illuminart. A free event, no bookings required.
7:30 pm: Visual Music screening in Arc Cinema. Gotye presents works by some of his favourite animators, and talks about his collaborations. Doors open at 7:15 pm. (NB: The Visual Music screening with Gotye is now booked out. You can still come along to the Fractured Heart launch with Gotye at 6pm. Extra seats for the screening might become available on the night, on a first come, first served basis.)
9:00 pm: illuminart After Dark will light up the courtyard with amazing light and sound sculptures. The sculptures have been used by Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia. Enjoy a drink and light snack from Teatro Fellini Cafe while you experiment with the sculptures. A free event, no bookings required.
Please be advised there is limited capacity for these events. We advise early arrival to avoid disappointment. Click here for more information.