Gotye - Gotye Forms Political Party

Singer/songwriter Gotye has formed his own political party and is planning to run for office in Australia.

The Somebody That I Used to Know hitmaker, who was born in Belgium but grew up Down Under, has recruited members of his backing band to form the Basics Rock'n'Roll Party (Brrp).

Gotye, real name Wally De Backer, and his pals Kris Schroeder and Tim Heath are planning to run for office in the upcoming Victoria elections on 29 November (14).

Bassist Schroeder tells the Aap, "Politics in this country is treated like it belongs to the elite. We have these career politicians... and they are groomed in to becoming these life-long politicians that have no other life experience... Decisions don't have to be made by these elite, you can just be musicians. We've all got higher education degrees so we're not just musicians, but we haven't come up through any political ideology we just care about certain things like indigenous affairs and education."

The party's policies are based around "innovation, education and Rock 'n' Roll" and they need to have 500 members registered with the Victorian Electoral Commission before they are eligible to run in the election.


Tags: Gotye


More Gotye

Why Did Frank Ocean Not Win More At The Grammys?

Frank Ocean and Chris Brown provided an interesting subplot at The Grammys; the latter refusing to stand up and applaud his counterpart when he won...

'Somebody That I Used To Know' Wins Two Grammys But Can We Expect More Success From Gotye?

At last night’s Grammy awards (February 10, 2013), Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ brought home two awards (and the album Making Mirrors also...

Gotye Ya! Psy's Gangnam Style Is Most Watched YouTube Of All Time

Forget Goyte, forget Charlie bit my finger, Obama's rap battle or Kony 2012, because Psy's 'Gangnam Style' has become the most-viewed YouTube video of all...

Adele Named Billboard's Top Artist Of 2012

Adele has topped off yet another remarkable year by being named Billboard's top artis of 2012, whilst her second album, the hit 21, was named...


Brits and Online Hits Take Over The 2012 Billboard Charts

The Billboard chart holds few surprises this year as British boyband One Direction took the top spot for new artist or group. It’s been...

Grammy Nominations 2013: Who Will Win? Who SHOULD Win?

The nominations for the 55th Grammy Award Nominations in 2013 have officially been announced by the award's organisers. Here’s a run down of some of...

Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Clinches Guinness World Record

It's fair to say that South Korean pop artist Psy's song Gangnam Style has become a truly global phenomenon, topping the singles charts of many...

Various Artists - Communion: New Faces

The broad church that supports the collective assembly of Communion Records was only formed 6 years ago through the vision of Ben 'Mumford' Lovett, bassist...



Gotye Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Gotye

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All