n support of their fantastic new EP Wax and Digital (Sonic Unyon Records), Hamilton’s Basement Revolver will be taking to the road for a run of Ontario dates where they'll be joined by energetic indie rockers Heaps (formerly known as The Kents). Dates appear below
- Thu Feb 20 • Ottawa, ON • Rainbow Bistro [ INFO ]
- Fri Feb 21 • Kingston, ON • The Mansion [ INFO ]
- Sat Feb 22 • Peterborough, ON • The Red Dog [ INFO ]
- Fri Feb 28 • Sault Ste. Marie, ON • Loplops [ INFO ]
- Sat Feb 29 • Thunder Bay, ON • The Foundry [ INFO ]
- Fri Apr 3 • Toronto, ON • The Horseshoe Tavern [ INFO ]
- Sat Apr 4 • Sudbury, ON • The Townehouse Tavern [ INFO ]
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.
Pastel sketches of transformation paint Heaps’ upcoming debut full length, What Is Heaps. They recorded at Union Sound through the capable minds of Leon Taheny (Fucked Up, Owen Pallett, Weaves) and James Bunton (Donovan Woods, For Esmé, Vivek Shraya). The foundations were crafted in a series of escapes: suburban Halifax bedrooms, rural Quebecois disconnection, renovated Michigan church seclusion and Dale Morningstar's Gas Station on Toronto Island. Stylistic experiments among the four members has married earnest synthetic discovery with dense analog tradition. The result is an eclectic, rhythmically swelling collection of conversations and questions as an observer in uncertainty.
Heaps, in another melodic lifetime, were known as The Kents. In that collective, they were featured in on Hockey Night in Canada, MLB's World Series, 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist and earned radio support from CBC, including George Stroumboulopoulos. Through their travels, they shared stages with Sloan, The Sheepdogs, The Trews, The Strumbellas and Hollerado. Within Waves, their final release, elevated them beyond five million Spotify streams.