BASEMENT REVOLVER ANNOUNCE NEW EP, SHARE VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE

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Hamilton’s Basement Revolver continue to set their sights on forward motion with the release of their upcoming six-song EP. Wax And Digital - slated for release October 18, 2019 via Sonic Unyon - evolves beyond the bedroomy sound of the band’s previous releases while losing none of its intimacy. Along with the EP announcement, the band has shared the title track.

“Wax and Digital” is the EP’s most vivid romantic statement. Singer Chrisy Hurn says of the song: “‘Wax and Digital’ is about me and my husband, the music that we love together, and how that music has shaped our relationship. In a broader sense it is about how culture informs our lives - even though culture changes rapidly and is temporary, we will always have certain things to hold on to, like music, to look back on and feel sentimental about. I hope that people take away a sense of nostalgia within their own lives, from the things that have helped them to fall in love, or that people think about the things that they have lost, but with thankfulness. Life is a crazy mess, but it’s beautiful and confusing and poetic, may we never forget the things that help us to make some sense of it.”

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The upcoming EP follows a successful 2018 that saw the band released their acclaimed debut LP, Heavy Eyes, via Sonic Unyon and Memphis Industries affiliate label Fear Of Missing Out. They have now expanded to a 4-piece, with the founding trio of guitarist-vocalist Chrisy Hurn, bassist Nimal Agalawatte, and drummer Brandon Munro, adding second guitarist Jonathan Malström to further augment and intensify their emotionally charged dream-pop. With her mind on her upcoming marriage, Hurn wrote this collection of songs in a period of change. The EP looks back at her religious upbringing that she has - for the most part - since left behind, and gazes ahead at the person she hopes to become.

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WAX AND DIGITAL TRACKLIST
Wax and Digital
Master’s Degree
Concussion Pt. 2
Have I Been Deceived
Romantic At Heart
What Are You Waiting For

TOUR DATES
Sep 19 - Hamburg, DE - Reeperbahn
Sep 20 - Hamburg, DE - Reeperbahn
Sep 22 - Offenbach, DE - Herbstfestival (Hafen 2)
Sep 26 - Montreal, QC at POP Montreal
Oct 5 - St. Catharines, ON at Cicada Fest

PRAISE FOR BASEMENT REVOLVER

"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

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BASEMENT REVOLVER SHARE VIDEO FOR “BABY”

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DEBUT ALBUM, HEAVY EYES, OUT NOW VIA SONIC UNYON

PURCHASE HEAVY EYES HERE 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

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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.”

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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.

TOUR DATES
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

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BASEMENT REVOLVER SHARE TITLE TRACK FROM UPCOMING DEBUT LP

LISTEN AND SHARE “HEAVY EYES” YOUTUBE / SOUNDCLOUD

DEBUT ALBUM, HEAVY EYES, DUE AUGUST 24 VIA SONIC UNYON

PRE-ORDER HEAVY EYES HERE VIA SONIC UNYON

"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

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Hamilton indie-rock trio Basement Revolver share the title track from their debut album, Heavy Eyes, which encapsulates the air of weariness pervading the band’s sound. The sleepy title “Heavy Eyes” sums up a general exhaustion right down to the bone, as well as hinting at a heavier direction as they deftly merge 90s infused indie rock with fuzzy dreamy pop and poignant, yearning lyrics. As songwriter and singer Chrisy Hurn explains, “‘Heavy Eyes’ is about feeling really tired. And life is hard when you are really tired.”

LISTEN AND SHARE “HEAVY EYES” YOUTUBE / SOUNDCLOUD

The trio of Chrisy Hurn (vocals, guitar), Nimal Agalawatte (bass, synth), and Brandon Munro (drums) embarked on their first tour of the UK earlier this year, with a tremendous set at The Great Escape Festival. Next month the band returns home to Hamilton for Supercrawl before embarking on a string of Ontario tour dates. Full dates can be found below.

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 New Music Friday Canada, and New Alternative and Melancholy Moods on Deezer. The single “Dancing” was premiered by Clash, who wrote, “the delicacy of the band's approach is matched to the intensity of their execution." “Johnny Pt. 2” was recently included on Line Of Best Fit’s Oh! Canada 31 compilation, highlighting the best new music from Canada.

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.”

In a relatively short time, Basement Revolver have successfully encapsulated the yearning and hopefulness of their generation, whilst harnessing a unique, yet familiar soundscape.

TOUR DATES
Sep 14 - Hamilton, ON - Supercrawl
Sep 17 - Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
Sep 18 - London, ON - Call The Office
Sep 20 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern
Sep 21 - Ottawa, ON - The 27 Club

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HEAVY EYES TRACKLIST
1. Baby
2. Johnny
3. Dancing
4. Friend
5. Knocking
6. Johnny Pt.2
7. Words
8. Wait
9. Tree Trunks
10. You're Okay
11. Heavy Eyes
12. Diamonds

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