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.


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.






Publicity: Ken Beattie, Killbeat

Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Joey Martinez

Neil Young and Crazy Horse


Neil Young's Love Earth Tour Will Take Him Throughout Canada

The Canadian icon is bringing his Love Earth Tour with Crazy Horse to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Burnaby. He's also added a second date at Toronto's Budweiser Stage, accompanying the release of his new album, FU##IN' UP.

Neil Young is showing some love to Canadian cities on his Love Earth tour. While his original tour announcement featured just one stop in his home country, in Toronto's Budweiser Stage, he's now announced dates in Manitoba, Alberta and B.C., as well as a second show at Toronto's Budweiser Stage, in response to "incredible fan demand."

The original tour was set to kick off in San Diego at the end of April and finish in Chicago in May. These five new dates pick things back up in July, with stops in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Young's hometown of Winnipeg. The tour finishes at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby B.C.

keep readingShow less