Just two weeks before the release of his biggest ever hit Gotye was in a Melbourne studio working on lead vocals for a track on the forthcoming solo record for Tommy Spender.
The Spender EP ‘Modern Pest’ features Gotye on the track ‘Hotel Home’.
“Funnily enough Gotye is singing lead vocals on one of the songs on the EP,” Spender tells Noise11. “We recorded it two weeks before the release of ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. Literally, two weeks. I packed up my gear and said “good luck, and I’ll be in touch, speak to you soon”. And then he exploded. It’s been an amazing journey following his rise”.
Spender’s ‘Modern Pest’ EP was released this month and features the now famous Gotye. “I’m kind of wondering how it will affect my EP with him singing on it and if that will change the way people view it.”
Tom Spender was a member of Melbourne pop/electronic band Offcuts. ‘Modern Pest’ is his first solo record.
Spender will tour Australia in August with Clare Bowditch.
CLARE BOWDITCH & SPENDER – WINTER SECRETS TOUR
Thursday 1st August, 2013 NORTH SYDNEY, Lizzottes – NSW
Friday 2nd August, 2013 NEWCASTLE, The Small Ballroom – NSW
Saturday 3rd August, 2013 SYDNEY, Factory Theatre – NSW
Friday, 9th August, 2013 ADELAIDE, Gov Hindmarsh – SA
Saturday, 10th August, 2013 MELBOURNE, Corner Hotel – VIC
Friday, 16th August 2013 BRISBANE, The HiFi – QLD
Saturday 17th August 2013 BYRON BAY, Community Centre – NSW
Sunday, 18th August 2013 YEPPOON, Village Festival
Friday, 30th August 2013 FREMANTLE, Fly By Night – WA
Watch the Noise11 interview with Spender:
Watch Spender perform Hotel Home solo at Noise11:
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