Basement Revolver have been crafting both noisy and graceful shoegaze-esque tracks out of their hometown of Hamilton, Ontario since releasing their 2016 breakout hit ‘Johnny’. Their affinity for blending 90s-infused indie rock with fuzzy, dreamy pop and poignant, yearning lyrics has earned them a devoted following throughout their native Canada, the US and UK. Signed to Canada’s Sonic Unyon and Memphis Industries affiliate label Fear Of Missing Out for their 2018 debut album release Heavy Eyes, the band have toured throughout North America and the UK with acts including The Go! Team, The Pack A.D., Amber Arcades, Nêhiyawak and Ellevator.
In early 2019, they expanded to a four-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.
Their new material, set for release in 2019 and recorded at Toronto’s Union Sound Company with producer Ian Gomes, evolves beyond the bedroomy sound of the band’s previous releases while losing none of its intimacy. Guitars oscillate between soaring riffs and shimmering shoegaze ambience while the rhythm section propels like a well-oiled machine, and Hurn’s vocals ring out with crystal clarity.
Vocals/Guitar - Chrisy Hurn
Guitar - Jonathan Malström
Bass/Synth - Nimal Agalawatte
Drums - Brandon Munro