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Interview: Walk Off The Earth

Walk Off The Earth

Walk Off The Earth are one of 2012's most buzzed about bands. The Canadian group took to Youtube with their cover of Goyte's "Somebody That I Used To Know" which has gained over 49 million views since January. The band was suddenly thrusted into the spotlight with an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show and praise from celebs such as Adele, Ryan Seacrest and Coldplay. The band took some time from their busy schedule to answer some questions about their sudden rise to popularity.


1) The band have been thrown into the spotlight with the Gotye cover. What made you guys want to cover the song?
Sarah - Gianni heard the song on the radio and brought it to us. he said "Sarah! I heard this song today that rejuvenated my faith in music on the radio!" And from that moment on, we knew we were going to do that song. He came up with the idea and after that we spent the time needed to make the video happen…in Gianni's kitchen.


2) Did you expect such a massive response from the cover?
Gianni - We have been reaching for the goal of a viral video for a while now. I knew it would happen eventually but when you shoot a video you never know. That's part of the fun.



3) Ellen Degeneres invited you guys on her show. What was it like performing on national TV?
Sarah - It was pretty cool! We had a really nice backstage room… great food and the stage was nice. It was quite an experience.


4) Many celebrities have shown their love for the group. What was one interaction that stood out?
Gianni - Marshall was very happy when Alissa Milano tweeted about us. Russel Crow did too. That was cool.  Justin Timberlake, Perez Hilton and Ryan Seacrest. It's been pretty neat whose names have been popping up.


5) The band's last release was 2010's My Rock. Is there another album in the works?
Gianni - Fucking right there is!  We're working on it right now!


6) How does it feel to know that you have such dedicated fans worldwide?
Sarah - It feels amazing.  We love our fans more than anything!  They are the ones who helped us get here and we will always be so grateful to them.

7) What music are you currently listening to?
Gianni - Mumford and Sons
Sarah - One Man Army
Taylor - Bon Iver
Joel - The Weekend
Marshall - Bob Dylan


8) What should everyone expect from the group in 2012?
Everyone - World domination


You can purchase W.O.T.E's cover of "Somebody That I Used To Know" on iTunes.