Canadian indie rock trio Basement Revolver have released the title track to their forthcoming debut album, ‘Heavy Eyes’. The song encapsulates the air of weariness which pervades the band’s sound, and sums up a general exhaustion, while hinting at a heavier direction.
Basement Revolver’s ascent to the spotlight has been a steady trajectory, capitalising on the success of their debut single ‘Johnny’ in 2016. They were signed by Memphis Industries’ UK sub-label Fear Of Missing Out, who released their debut self-titled EP in 2016 with ‘Johnny’, and their second single ‘Words’ reaching the higher echelon of the Hype Machine chart and the EP flagged up in several end of year lists. They followed this up with the ‘Agatha’ EP in 2017 where 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 have racked up over one million plays on Spotify across the two EPs.
To record their debut full-length, the band returned to local studio TAPE where they had recorded both their EPs. They had build up a solid relationship with producers Adam Bentley and Jordan Mitchell, as they continued to hone their signature sound. It’s really the songwriting that makes Basement Revolver stand out from the rest. Assured yet open, beguiling yet honest, heartfelt yet playful. Unable to disguise the emotion in her voice, songwriter Chrisy Hurn shares intimate stories and personal wounds from her past.
In a relatively short time, Basement Revolver have successfully encapsulated the yearning and hopefulness of their generation, whilst harnessing a unique, yet familiar soundscape.