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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“Dancing” is the new single to be taken from the album Heavy Eyes by hotly tipped Hamilton indie rock trio Basement Revolver. An up tempo but still heavy-lidded fuzz pop number, the song is about confronting feelings of boredom with a cry for adventure.
As singer Chrisy Hurn explains; “When I’m feeling down, I like to borrow a car and drive until I am lost – it makes me feel better and distracts me a little. So, yeah, break out of your shell and dance… or get some fresh air.”
Blending 90s-infused indie rock with fuzzy dreamy pop and poignant, yearning lyrics, Basement Revolver have honed a sound that is capable of stripping listeners of inhibition, yet heavy hitting enough to leave a lasting impression. Unable to disguise the emotion in her voice, songwriter Chrisy Hurn shares intimate stories and personal wounds from her past. The band is rounded out by Nimal Agalawatte on bass and Brandon Munro on drums.
Their ascent to the spotlight has been a steady trajectory, capitalising on the success of their debut single “Johnny” in 2016. The track garnered endorsements from DIY Magazine and Exclaim! as well as respected tastemakers Gold Flake Paint, who hailed it a “favourite song of the year” contender.
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.”
The band embarked on their first tour of the UK earlier this year, with a tremendous set at The Great Escape Festival. Previous single “Baby” has been made Amazon UK’s Week One, added to Apple’s Nightcap playlist, and Spotify’s Indie Highlights. While “Knocking” was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday Canada, and New Alternative and Melancholy Moods on Deezer.
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