Fusing 90s indie rock with fuzzy dream pop, Hamilton, Ontario based trio – Basement Revolver – have just released their debut album, Heavy Eyes through Canadian label, Sonic Unyon, and London imprint, Fear of Missing Out. Throughout the record, lead singer, Chrisy Hurn, wears her emotions on her sleeve. And lead single, Baby, is the perfect example of this – “I’m trying my best to figure this out. I swear that I’m so happy. Cause crying won’t fix what’s already broken and dead”.
Ahead of their upcoming UK tour with Amber Arcades, we caught up with songwriter, Hurn- these are her Sound and Vision picks:
– Pale Horses by mewithoutYou: This album never gets old for me, I just think it is so well done. I could listen to it on repeat for eternity – I think there are true moments of genius. I was also a big fan of mewithoutYou before Pale Horses came out, and I was worried that I would be disappointed, but I certainly was not. I am really looking forward to all their releases this fall.
– Soft Songs From Another Planet by Japanese Breakfast: This is my favourite album to blast and sing really loud to when no one is around. It is just so perfect for that.
– The Dream is Over by PUP: Last summer, I pretty much exclusively listened to this album. It is just very good to drive to!
Life After God by Douglas Coupland: I mean there are lots of pictures, so that is a plus. But mostly, I like that the stories are scattered, and that they don’t really attempt to answer anything. I just really like most things that Douglas Coupland writes!
Electrick Children: Just the perfect movie. Just so so good. It makes me feel nostalgic for things that I have never experienced.
A song that’s really important to me is Floating in the Forth by Frightened Rabbits: This has been a favourite song for me for a very long time. It got me through some pretty dark moments of depression. Scott’s passing this year really hit me, and reminded me that depression is a lifelong battle, that we need to constantly be working towards healing ourselves.
Basement Revolver’s debut album, Heavy Eyes, is out now on Sonic Unyon and Fear of Missing Out.