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The Basics Release Keep Your Friends Close released TODAY!

Written by Toby Smith on September 25, 2009

After sampling some tantalising offerings from The Basics’ latest album, we can finally feast on the pop mastery of Keep Your Friends Close in its entirety!

Released in Australia today, Keep Your Friends Close transcends genres and lets The Basics’ masterful song-craft and musicianship shine through.

From the instantly recognizable breakthrough single With This Ship to The Basics’ current single The No. 1 Cause of Death Amongst Youth Today, Keep Your Friends Close is The Basics’ finest musical offering to date.

Written in the heart of the Australian outback, recorded in the band’s Northcote studio and mixed at Abbey Road studios in London by Peter Cobbin, Keep Your Friends Close encapsulates The Basics’ musical evolution and demonstrates the diverse origins of it’s conception and execution.

Set to take off for their tour of the UK, Ireland and Norway in the next few days, The Basics with return to home soil this November and will be hitting the road on their national Keep Your Friends Close tour.

Don’t miss seeing The Basics performing songs from Keep Your Friends Close live at a venue near you!

Tickets are on sale now! See The Basics launching Keep Your Friends Close in November at…


Thursday 12 November – The Zoo
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Friday 13 November – The Beach Hotel
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Saturday 14 November – The Corner Hotel
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Friday 20 November – The Factory Theatre
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Saturday 21 November – Trackside Festival


Thursday 26 November – Jive Bar
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Saturday 28 November – Fly By Night Club
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Friday 11 December – Hotel New York
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Saturday 12 December – Republic Bar
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