The Basics announce a new EP and tour dates!

The Basics are hitting the road over December and January in support of their forthcoming EP The Lucky Country. They’ve just released a new single of the same name and its clear that the Melbourne three-piece of Kris Schroder, Tim Heath and Wally DeBacker (AKA Gotye), have taken a pretty significant shift in their songwriting. It’s political, it’s powerful and it’s bloody excellent. Think Midnight Oil’s punchy lyrics mixed with the snarling tones of The Drones.

Their new political direction comes as no real surprise, considering their recent attempts at setting up a new political party (The Basics Rock and Roll Party) in the Victoria State electorate.

The single comes along with a wicked video to boot. It’s a “Rock n’ roll rant against the age of entitlement, and the leadership gulf in the Abbott-Shorten-Palmer-Milne circus.”  In the current political environment, it’s invigorating to see some good ol’ fashioned protest music.

Don’t miss your chance to catch one of The Lucky Country’s best live acts grabbing Australia by the wrist, giving it a shake and shouting WAKE UP!



Tickets on sale from 9:00AM, Friday October 31st

December 16/17
Newtown Social Club
Newtown, NSW

December 19
Sol Bar
Maroochydore, QLD

December 20
Old Museum
Brisbane, QLD

December 27
Corner Hotel
Melbourne, VIC

December 31
Princes Wharf 1 “A Taste of Tasmania NYE”
Hobart, TAS

January 1
Cataract Gorge “The Basin Concert”
Launceston, TAS

January 3
Rosemount Hotel
Perth, WA

January 4
Fremantle, WA

February 13
Aurora Spiegeltent @ The Garden Of Unearthly Delights
Adelaide, SA