Currently touring in support of their fantastic new EP Wax and Digital (Sonic Unyon Records), Hamilton’s Basement Revolver will once again be taking to the road this spring, this time for a run of Eastern Canada, Quebec and Ontario dates where they'll be joined by punk pop phenoms Hello Delaware. Upcoming dates are as follows:
- Thu May 14 • Halifax, NS • The Seahorse Tavern [ TICKETS ] **
- Fri May 15 • Fredericton, NB • The Cap **
- Sat May 16 • Charlottetown, PE • Baba’s Lounge **
- Mon May 18 • Quebec City, QC • L'anti Bar et Spectacles [ TICKETS ] **
- Tue May 19 • Montreal, QC • Brasserie Beaubien [ TICKETS ] **
- Wed May 20 • TBA **
- Thu May 21 • Toronto, ON • The Piston [ TICKETS ] **
- Fri May 22 • Peterborough, ON • The Red Dog [ TICKETS ] **
- Sat May 23 • Hamilton, ON • Mills Hardware [ TICKETS ] **
- Sun May 24 • Guelph, ON • Bumaroo (House Show) [ TICKETS ] **
** with Hello Delaware
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., and Amber Arcades. 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.
Basement Revolver's new Wax and Digital EP, 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.
When Dana Beeler became Hello Delaware, it was a way to open up more onstage and step fully into the role of front person. She ditched her guitar—which had already morphed from acoustic to electric—completely, pulled the microphone from its stand and wailed songs of regret and rage directly into her listeners’ faces. The first album under that name, My Mistake, was recorded mid-change, with songs she’d written on her own.
The songs that have come since have been co-writes, full-band collaborations that begin with Beeler’s words and melodic input from the guitarist, Aaron Green. “It frees me up from saying ‘I have to be interesting and funny and have the right words all time,’” as she puts it. Taking inspiration from Gwen Stefani, Weaves, and UK bands like The Vaccines & The Big Moon, Beeler and Green present the music to The killer rhythm section, bassist Tori Cameron and drummer Eamonn Slattery, glues it all together.