As with any worldwide known musician, the man behind GOTYE, Wouter "Wally" De Backer, was once in a smaller much less known band. The band is called The Basics and Wally was on the drums and also did lead and backup vocals. Crazy to think he went from being the man in back to the man in front of the world with his hit song, 'Someone That I Used to Know.'

The band has released multiple albums with their most recent being The Basics in 2010. Check out the band's entire catalog here and get a free download of the entire album The Basics here

Having just discovered the band myself, I have yet to give them much listening time, but so far I like the sound of The Basics a lot. I've made a playlist of the best quality songs and videos below for you to discover the band along with me.