The Basics are back and sounding better than ever!
“We happen to think Courtney is feckin great… Enough with the triple j bashing.”
Gotye is reportedly hard at work a new album, the follow up to 2011 hugely successful Making Mirrors, said to be taking shape as a concept album dedicated to electronic music pioneers. Speaking recently to Double J, it was Gotye’s mate Lior who lifted the lid on the gestating work, regaling the presenters with his
Aussie trio The Basics have announced a lengthy, all-encompassing tour off the back of the release of their new album The Age Of Entitlement. This tour will see them play 17 dates across the country throughout October and November starting in Maitland at Elsewhere festival and ending up in Mornington in Victoria. The Age Of
A new Aussie music festival called The Lock-Up is set to bring homegrown tunes to the big house, with acts such as singer-songwriter Josh Pyke, local rockers The Basics and Brisbane muso Thelma Plum named on the event’s lineup. Heading to Maitland Gaol in the Lower Hunter Valley on Saturday, 10th October, The Lock-Up will
A group of prominent Australian musicians have strengthened their forces again, joining forced for a compilation album to show their support for marriage equality. The release is called #SayYesToLove Volume 1, and all its proceeds will go towards the Australian Marriage Equality Campaign. Songs have been donated by big Australian names including Jimmy Barnes, John
Homegrown rockers The Basics have announced their first studio album since 2009’s Keep Your Friends Close, and they’re calling it The Age Of Entitlement. The album is set to drop this August. The Basics — that’s Tim Heath, Kris Schroeder and Wally De Backer (aka Gotye) — created The Age Of Entitlement in the iconic
The Basics have come up short in their bid for a seat in the upper house. The Melbourne trio’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party managed to secure 1.43 percent of the vote in the Northern Metropolitan Region in yesterday’s Victorian State Election. 1.43 percent might not sound like much but with a regional population of 477,652,
Overcoming recent bureaucratic concerns, Victoria’s premiere Rock’n’Roll Party, helmed by rockers The Basics, has secured party status by the Victorian Electoral Commission in time for the state election on November 29th. Formed by Basics member Kris Schroeder with bandmates Wally de Backer, aka Gotye, and Tim Heath as office bearers, The Basics Rock’n’Roll party began
The Basics are putting Australia on notice with their new single The Lucky Country. They want to shake us out of our “what’s in it for me?” culture and get involved in shaping the future of our country, without shame. The Melbourne trio have also announced a string of dates behind the single to make
Wally De Backer, better known by his recording and performing name of Gotye, has declared he will no longer release music under the moniker that saw him dominate the globe with runaway 2011 single Somebody That I Used to Know, despite previously confirming he is working on new music. In an newsletter issued online by
Hold off on those #WallyForPM bumper stickers.
Gotye for PM?
The lineup for the Woodford Folk Festival 2013/2014 has arrived. The event is set to help you ring in the new year in style, with some of Australia and the international scene’s most lauded and beloved folk, rock and roots artists including Beth Orton, The Basics, and Clare Bowditch! In its 28th year, Woodford organisers
Streaming TODAY after 2:30pm AEST!
The lineup for Festival of the Sun 2013 has arrived and it looks like it’s another blistering celebration of summer, Australian music and East Coast living. The organisers have announced rockers You Am I, The Rubens and Ash Grunwald as headliners, with a slew of hot acts supporting, including The Beards, Kingswood, Spit Syndicate, and
Ahead of their national tour kicking off in September, the Wally De Backer fronted The Basics have released the official video clip for their latest single, So Hard For You. The clip depicts an array of different faces synced to the lyrics and if you pay extra attention you’ll notice band members Kris Schroeder (bassist),
After a three-year hiatus Melbourne trio The Basics are back together again and gearing up to hit the road for a string of Australian tour dates over the months of September and October. During their three years apart each member of the The Basics has an interesting story to tell. Tim Heath has been busily
2009 has been nothing sort of epic for The Basics. The Melbourne trio have criss-crossed the nation honing their dynamic live show and recorded and released their acclaimed new album Keep Your Friends Close.
After sampling some tantalising offerings from The Basics’ latest album