The Basics

The Basics were along time coming. The world desperately needed a band who knows how to put on a good show, who knows how to have some fun. We finally have just that. It’s funny because a lot of current bands are being criticised for ‘channelling’ sounds from times gone by (it seems to be the only way Australia can produce a big band these days), yet with The Basics their influences are so blatantly obvious and it’s not a problem. I think it comes back to the fact that they are such great entertainers. This is music you don’t have to think about; enjoying it just comes naturally. They recently put out their debut album 'Stand Out / Fit In' and I must admit that at first, I was a little disappointed. Compared to their live show, I felt it was missing something, but as I’ve given it more time, it’s really come into its own. That said, you haven’t really experienced The Basics until you’ve seen them live. You’ll hear all their classics, covers that actually add to the experience and you can actually dance without needing 8 beers to justify it!

Rattle My Chain – This song sums this band up incredibly well. It’s brought to you by resident celebrity, Wally de Backer (Gotye). It’s just a shame they haven’t mastering cloning yet cause he’ll have to divide his time between his two projects.

Sound Off – Unphased by Wally up the back on drums, Kris Schroeder makes a very formidable lead man. This is but one of his many great songs.

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