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  • The Basics – ‘Time Poor’

    The Basics – ‘Time Poor’

    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.

  • The Basics Announce National ‘Age Of Entitlement’ Tour
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    The Basics Announce National ‘Age Of Entitlement’ Tour

    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

  • Aussie Musicians Support Marriage Equality With #SayYesToLove Album
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    Aussie Musicians Support Marriage Equality With #SayYesToLove Album

    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

  • The Basics Announce New Album ‘The Age Of Entitlement’
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    The Basics Announce New Album ‘The Age Of Entitlement’

    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 Warn Victoria: “Do Not Get Complacent”
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    The Basics Warn Victoria: “Do Not Get Complacent”

    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,

  • The Basics Rock’n’Roll Party Has Been Made Official
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    The Basics Rock’n’Roll Party Has Been Made Official

    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

  • Will There Really Be “No New Gotye Music”?
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    Will There Really Be “No New Gotye Music”?

    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

  • Festival Of The Sun 2013 Interviews: The Basics

    Festival Of The Sun 2013 Interviews: The Basics

    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

  • Woodford Folk Festival 2013/2014 Lineup Announced
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    Woodford Folk Festival 2013/2014 Lineup Announced

    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

  • The Basics – So Hard For You (Live At Music Feeds Studio)

    The Basics – So Hard For You (Live At Music Feeds Studio)

    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.

  • Interview: The Basics Talk ‘Leftovers’, Solo Work And Rhythm

    Interview: The Basics Talk ‘Leftovers’, Solo Work And Rhythm

    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

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