DEBUT ALBUM, HEAVY EYES, DUE AUGUST 24 VIA SONIC UNYON
"Chrisy Hurn’s most romanticized of lead vocals lands blows like some weighty sledgehammer through the robust indie-pop spine that props the whole thing up" – GoldFlakePaint
"A sublime treasure and a simple example of the most splendid indie-rock you could hope to hear" – Punktastic
“radiates a melancholic glory” – The Big Takeover
“lush, pop-forward and anthemic” – BolderBeat
“emotional and powerful rock and roll, packed with charm” – Beehive Candy
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Fresh from a spring tour with The Go! Team, and industry showcases in the London, UK and New York City, Hamilton indie-rock trio Basement Revolver releases “Knocking”, the second single from their forthcoming album Heavy Eyes, which is due out via Sonic Unyon Records on August 24.
“‘Knocking’ is probably the heaviest song on the album for me, personally,” says vocalist Chrisy Hurn. “I often still can’t sing it without crying. I wrote it after writing my family a long letter that came clean about my past, and about some of the shit that I have been through. Hard things that left me feeling shameful, or like a disappointment to them…. I got to a point where I didn’t recognize myself, or all the anger that I was holding inside. I basically kept telling myself that I was garbage, broken, unlovable.”
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For their debut full-length, the Basement Revolver returned to local studio TAPE where they had recorded both their EPs. Having developed a solid relationship with producers Adam Bentley and Jordan Mitchell, they continued to hone their signature sound, finding the freedom to get heavier for some songs and more laid-back for others. As Hurn explains; “It also gave me the confidence as a writer to not take myself so seriously, to let myself get cheesy or goofy with some songs.”
Bringing together the talents of Chrisy Hurn (vocals, guitar), Nimal Agalawatte (bass, synth), and Brandon Munro (drums), the band has enjoyed a steady upward trajectory since the success of their debut single “Johnny” in 2016. They followed with the single “Words”, flagged up in several end of year lists, and 2017’s Agatha EP, whose the single “Bread & Wine” reached the B-list on Radio BBC 6 Music and also garnered support from John Kennedy at Radio X. The band have racked up over one million plays on Spotify across the two EPs. The band has forged a sound that is capable of stripping listeners of inhibition, yet heavy hitting enough to leave a lasting impression.
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