In the run-up to the looming release of their debut full-length album Heavy Eyes (out Aug 24, 2018 on Sonic Unyon Records), Hamilton’s Basement Revolver has announced that they'll be joining The Pack A.D. on a cross-Ontario run of dates this September. The dates are part of The Pack A.D.'s Catch Us While You Can Tour, a final full Canadian jaunt from West to East before they retire the band van after a decade on the road.
The Vancouver rock duo will play their 1,000th live show this fall and are touring behind a one-two punch of their most recent album Dollhouse (Cadence Music) as well as the remastered vinyl re-release of the Pack's debut album Tintype (out Sept 28 via Mint Records). Rounding out the lineup will be post-punk Vancouver trio Sorry Edith. Dates appear below.
Basement Revolver is also celebrating a milestone season, with late August delivering their hotly anticipated full-length debut. Bringing together the talents of Chrisy Hurn (vocals, guitar), Nimal Agalawatte (bass, synth) and Brandon Munro (drums), the hooky yet atmospheric trio has been on a steady upward trajectory since the success of their debut single “Johnny” in 2016. They followed with the single “Words”, flagged 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 has racked up over one million plays on Spotify across the two EPs, while forging a sound that is capable of stripping listeners of inhibition, yet heavy-hitting enough to leave a lasting impression.
For their debut full-length, the band 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. The resulting material has been described as “lush, pop-forward and anthemic” (BolderBeat), a body of song that “radiates a melancholic glory” (The Big Takeover).
Basement Revolver On Tour
Sept 17 • Windsor, ON • Phog Lounge *
Sept 18 • London, ON • Call the Office *
Sept 20 • Toronto, ON • Horseshoe Tavern *
Sept 21 • Ottawa, ON • The 27 Club *
* w/The Pack AD & Sorry Edith