Basement Revolver have been crafting both noisy and graceful shoegaze-esque tracks out of their hometown of Hamilton, Ontario since releasing their 2016 breakout hit ‘Johnny’. Their affinity for blending ’90s-infused indie rock with fuzzy, dreamy pop and poignant, yearning lyrics has earned them a devoted following throughout their native Canada, the US and UK.
Following a pair of buzz-worthy EPs, Basement Revolver released debut album Heavy Eyes to critical acclaim in 2018. Adding a second guitarist in 2019, the now expanded possibilities of sound and colour were captured on the infectious Wax and Digital EP, recorded at Toronto’s Union Sound Co with producer Ian Gomes.
Their forthcoming sophomore album, due in early 2022, evolves beyond the bedroomy sound of previous releases while losing none of its trademark intimacy. Guitars oscillate between soaring riffs and shimmering shoegaze ambience while the rhythm section propels like a well-oiled machine, and Hurn’s vocals ring out with crystal clarity.