Tazio on Flinders Lane, Tash, Mary and I headed over to The Forum for the first of Gotye's four sold out shows in Melbourne in support of his chart topping album Making Mirrors. We arrived during the second half of Oscar + Martin's set. They sounded okay but had some tech problems at the end so played a song doing the beats on the drums and rapping freestyle.
Gotye started his set with "Making Mirrors" and then played "Eyes Wide Open." Wally once again had the 10 piece mini-orchestra with him and used many of the same animations as at the Sydney Opera House album launch last month. The audience sang along to a lot of the songs, which was exciting since the album has only been out for a little over a month. "State of the Art," "I Feel Better," "Smoke and Mirrors," and the number 1 single "Somebody That I Used to Know" (this time performed with Kimbra's recorded vocals) were highlights of the night. Unfortunately Wally has been sick during the week and was starting to lose his voice by the end of the night. This may have resulted in a song or two being cut out of the set list, but he did come back out for an encore and played "Learnalilgivinanlovin." It is amazing how much success Wally is having with this new album and I hope the momentum keeps building for him both here and overseas.
Here's a short documentary on the making of Making Mirrors