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Basement Revolver: Heavy Eyes

The hotly-tipped Hamilton indie rock trio lives up to the hype with this compelling title track from an imminent debut full-length. It showcases the heavier side of their dream pop sound.

Basement Revolver: Heavy Eyes

By Kerry Doole

Basement Revolver - "Heavy Eyes" (Sonic Unyon): This is the title track from the imminent debut album from share the title track from the hotly-tipped Hamilton indie rock trio, coming via hometown label Sonic Unyon on Aug. 24.


Driven by pounding percussion and guitars, it focuses on the heavier side of the group's shoegaze/dreampop style. In a label press release, songwriter and singer Chrisy Hurn explains that “‘Heavy Eyes’ is about feeling really tired. And life is hard when you are really tired.”

Her vocals suggest Alvvays' Molly Rankin as a reference point, and there's a strong melodic core to the cut.

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Basement Revolver has met with a very positive response on the international blogosphere, and streaming numbers from earlier tracks now exceed a million. Heavy Eyes was recorded in Hamilton with co-producers Adam Bentley and Jordan Mitchell (The Dirty Nil, City and Colour).

Five Ontario dates in September include Hamilton's Supercrawl on Sept. 14 and a support slot for The Pack A.D. at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern on Sept. 20.

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Publicity: Ken Beattie, Killbeat

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