The Basics return with Live Shows

Posted on 11 Jun 2013

Melbourne cult heroes THE BASICS (Wally DeBacker, Kris Schroeder & Tim Heath) announce their return to the stage 

If life experience is the key to a great band, then a hiatus is often a good thing. Between Tim’s film work, Wally’s double Grammy win (as Gotye) and Kris’ current stint in a Kenyan hospital with Malaria, all signs point towards an interesting future for the band. Quitting the stage in 2010, the band summed up the first chapter of their career earlier this year with the best-of set Ingredients and rarities collection Leftovers, prompting discussions of a reunion.

Their return sees them head around the country with shows in all east coast capitals.

“This tour and every possibility that might come out of it I think is a sign,” said Kris Basic, “The break has been good and has given us some time to focus on ourselves, build on our strengths and see the band from the outside. Talking to Tim and Wally, this new perspective has got us all excited about where we can potentially go next.”

The band’s career has spanned over a decade, giving us four studio albums with singles With This Ship and Like a Brother added to triple j, and with tracks featured in hit US TV shows like Californication and Scrubs the band has attained a global cult following.

“It's been a great challenge nutting out how to bring a large band, visuals and studio compositions together for Gotye live shows over the last two years, but now I'm looking forward to getting sweaty behind the drums and playing rock 'n' roll in these fab clubs with my mates Kris and Tim,” said Wally Basic.

Whatever comes next, The Basics will be celebrating their catalogue of good-time genre-bending classics including their latest single “So Hard For You” which showcases the gritty live sound that has come to define the band.


Ingredients & Leftovers Tour 2013

Thursday 12 September
The Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival // Qtix - 136 246

Saturday 21 September
Republic Bar, Hobart

Thursday 26 September
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine // (03) 5472 1196

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 September
Northcote Social Club // 1300 724 867

Thursday 3 October
Transit Bar, Canberra

Friday 4 October
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Sunday 6 October
Caloundra Music Festival

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