DEBUT ALBUM, HEAVY EYES, OUT NOW VIA SONIC UNYON
UK TOUR DATES BEGIN OCTOBER 3
"Alvvays goes shoegaze. Dreamily drift between featherlight fizz and gutting, rueful riffing."
- Total Guitar
"A patchwork quilt of The Maccabees' softly stummed builds and the melodic force of Alvvays." - DIY
"Wonderfully tender compositions full of weight." - Gold Flake Paint
"Fuzzy dream-pop melodies." - The Line Of Best Fit
"Lush with dulcet reverb." - The Fader
PHOTO CREDIT: Rohann Agalawatte // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Having just wrapped up a successful run of Canadian tour dates, Hamilton outfit Basement Revolver are sharing their striking new video for "Baby" ahead of their October UK tour supporting Amber Arcades. "Baby" was one of the lead-singles from their recent album Heavy Eyes, which came out last month via Sonic Unyon - the track made Amazon UK’s Week One, and was added to Apple’s Nightcap playlist as well as Spotify’s Indie Highlights. Album cut “Dancing” has made its way up CBC Radio 3’s Top 30, while the LP has been in Earshot’s Top 5 for several weeks.
Weaving melancholia with fuzzy dreamy pop melodies and a heavy guitar undercurrent, lead-singer Chrisy Hurn shares intimate stories and personal wounds from her past, revealing a deeply affecting and rewarding insight. The video follows Chrisy on a journey and with visibly expressive and emotive delivery. She explains more about the song:
“I feel a lot of emotions, sometimes annoyingly so. ‘Baby’ is about feeling sad and down even though you are generally happy about everything and everyone in your life. It’s about feeling confused about what I want in life, and how that affects other people. It is about crying a lot and feeling like I was burdening my partner with those questions (even though he has always been completely sorry) and not wanting him to feel like he was the source of my anxiety. It is also about my tendency to retreat when things get too overwhelming, to spend all day and night in my bed and watching Netflix and eating Doritos.”
The trio of Chrisy Hurn (vocals, guitar), Nimal Agalawatte (bass, synth), and Brandon Munro (drums) hail from Hamilton and their ascent to the spotlight has been a steady trajectory. They were signed by Memphis Industries’ UK sub-label Fear Of Missing Out, who released their debut self-titled EP in 2016, which included breakout track “Johnny”, which is also a highlight of their debut full-length Heavy Eyes, which has garnered critical acclaim and support from CBC Radio 3, Campus/Community Radio across Canada, and BBC Radio 6Music.
Assured yet open, beguiling yet honest, heartfelt yet playful. In a relatively short time, Basement Revolver have successfully encapsulated the yearning and hopefulness of their generation, whilst harnessing a unique, yet familiar soundscape.
Sep 27 - Montreal, QC - Barfly
Oct 3 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange #
Oct 4 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute #
Oct 5 - Glasgow, UK - Mono #
Oct 6 - Newcastle, UK - Think Tank #
Oct 7 - Hull, UK - The Polar Bear #
Oct 9 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall #
Oct 10 - London, UK - The Dome #
Oct 12 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt #
# w/ Amber Arcades