Eat Your Own Ears are excited to present The Basics at The Shacklewell Arms this July.
The Basics are a three-piece band from Melbourne, Australia, formed by Wally De Backer (Gotye) and Kris Schroeder in 2002, later joined by Tim Heath.
Their style has been described as anything from ‘indie-pop’ to ‘rock’n’roll’ to ‘pop-rock’, though their records show they span a wide range of genres, including reggae, ska, country, and electro-pop.
Plus support from LOVEPARK
The quartet are inspired by classic guitar bands such as The Smiths and The Cure while also drawing from everything from Hip Hop to film scores (a new song they’re playing features a section from the score to Midnight Express). Although having modern day comparisons from off-kilter pop icons Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors, Lovepark produce much sparser arrangements fronted by juxtaposed guitars, drum pads, and echoing harmonies