The Basics are back and sounding better than ever!
The Basics aka Wally De Backer (Gotye), Tim Heath and Kris Schroeder are back following their recent defense of triple j and Courtney Barnett‘s j award win for Artist Of The Year, clearly still hungry for some controversy with their latest single Time Poor being a scathing social commentary on the social apathy of Australian society.
“We happen to think Courtney is feckin great… Enough with the triple j bashing.”
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.
The Basics were in town for Festival Of The Sun, so Wally De Backer (aka Gotye), Tim Heath, and Kris Schroeder dropped by to keep the ever-smooth Mike Hohnen on his toes. The Melburnian indie trio chat about the making of their new live album, My Brain’s Off (And I Like It), as well as
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
Melbourne trio The Basics performed I Don’t Need Another, from their debut album Get Back, live at Music Feeds Studio. The band closed out their set in style, singing as one and backing up the vocal melody with two acoustic guitars and even some humming.
Melbourne trio The Basics perform What Do You See In Me?, from their 2009 album Keep Your Friends Close, live at Music Feeds Studio. Some great folk and country vibes flow through this acoustic track, backed by some sweet vocal harmonies.
Melbourne trio The Basics played their sombre acoustic track Hey Rain, from their album Leftovers, live at Music Feeds Studio. Three great musicians singing as one voice makes for some haunting tones.
Melbourne trio The Basics perform their new single So Hard For You, taken from their new album Leftovers, live from Music Feeds Studio. We were lucky enough to witness the first acoustic performance of the song, driven by Wally De Backer’s strong vocals, and the band really pulled it off.
Melbourne trio The Basics are Tim Heath, Kris Schroeder and Australian music’s golden-boy Wally De Backer, also known as Gotye. After a three year hiatus, the band have returned with a new single, So Hard For You, and a run of national tour dates. In 2012 the band released the album Ingredients, which was followed