The Basics 'With This Ship” Single Launch Tour @ St Martins Youth Arts Centre

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The Basics 'With This Ship” Single Launch Tour
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“Puts a musical punch right in the belly of pop mediocrity” – Peter Cobbin, Senior Engineer, Abbey Road Studios.

2008 was a busy year for Melbourne trio The Basics; they toured relentlessly to some of the most remote outback areas Australia has to offer, making new friends and fans in high schools, indigenous communities, community centres and pubs and clubs along the way.

2009 already promises to be a huge year for the band. To kick things off, their new single With This Ship will be released on Tuesday 22 February, in Australia on cd single and limited edition 7" vinyl, and worldwide on iTunes.

With This Ship is something of a musical map, charting the often unpredictable and tumultuous ocean of relationships. It illustrates the hope-filled struggle of fighting against the tide of personal history, but also the hopelessness sometimes encountered when trying to mend rifts in relationships ravaged by hurt and time.

But fear not. The Basics’ lush vocal harmonies will lift you over the swirling symphony of stormy guitars and lay you softly on the shore.

With This Ship heralds a significant new direction for The Basics. While retaining the band’s trademark three-part harmonies, they are forging a bold path towards an altogether unexplored musical landscape.

Armed with an epic video clip (think Tim Burton does Yellow Submarine via a Monty Python haze), With This Ship sets a new benchmark in Australian video animation. The clip was directed and animated by Matt Arnold, and produced by Josh Butt.

Mixed by Peter Cobbin (U2, The Beatles’ Anthology, Lord of the Rings) at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, and featuring production contributions from prominent New York-based engineer Michael Brauer (Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Bob Dylan, John Mayer), and local wizard Francois Tetaz (Architecture In Helsinki, Lior, Gotye) The Basics are certainly keeping good company.

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Music & Clubs

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Pop, Rock, Indie/Alternative

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The Basics Previous Events, Festivals & Tour dates

2016
2015

Fremantle Town Hall 24 October, Grand Hotel 01 November, Bridge Hotel 31 October, Waratah Hotel 30 October, Fresh On Charles 29 October, Fremantle Town Hotel 25 October, Fremantle Town Hotel 24 October, Roebuck Bay Hotel 23 October, Railway Club 22 October, The Gapview Hotel 21 October, The Grace Emily Hotel 20 October, Salt House 18 October, The Triffid 17 October, The Basement 16 October, Transit Bar 15 October, Melbourne Festival 2015 14 October, Melbourne Festival 2015 13 October, Elsewhere Festival 2015 10 October, Garden of Unearthly Delights - Aurora Spiegeltent 13 February, Rosemount Hotel 03 January

2014
2013

The Esplanade Hotel 31 December, Fresh On Charles 19 September, The Corner Hotel 29 September, Oxford Art Factory 04 October, Transit Bar 03 October, Northcote Social Club 28 September, Northcote Social Club 27 September, Theatre Royal 26 September, Republic Bar & Café 21 September, The Spiegeltent (Cultural Forecourt) 12 September

2010

The Esplanade Hotel - Gershwin Room 27 December, Norfolk Hotel (Norfolk Basement) 21 November, Jive 19 November, Oxford Art Factory (Georgia Fair) 06 November, Northcote Social Club (Georgia Fair, Owl Eyes) 30 October, The Tempo Hotel 05 November, Main Street Mornington 17 October, The Esplanade Hotel - Gershwin Room 14 August, Northcote Social Club (Hancock Basement) 29 June, Northcote Social Club (Hot Little Hands) 22 June, Northcote Social Club (The Solomans) 15 June, Northcote Social Club (John Flanagan and The Begin Agains) 08 June, Oxford Art Factory 10 June, Northcote Social Club (The Owls) 01 June, Northcote Social Club (Lachlan Bryan (The Wildes)) 11 May, Northcote Social Club (Georgia Field) 25 May, Northcote Social Club (Ayleen O’Hanlon) 18 May, Northcote Social Club (Tash Parker) 04 May, Northcote Social Club 05 February

2009

Fly By Night Club 28 November, Republic Bar & Café 12 December, Hotel New York 11 December, The Factory Theatre 20 November, The Corner Hotel 14 November, Beach Hotel 13 November, The Zoo 12 November, Tanks Arts Centre 08 August, Beach Hotel (The Boat People, Dead Letter Chorus) 01 August, Woombye Pub (The Boat People, Dead Letter Chorus) 31 July, The Zoo (The Boat People, Dead Letter Chorus) 30 July, Hotel New York (The Boat People) 25 July, Republic Bar & Café (The Boat People) 24 July, Transit Bar (The Boat People, Hancock Basement) 23 July, Brass Monkey (The Boat People) 19 July, Heritage Hotel (The Boat People, Tokenview) 18 July, Sydney Opera House (The Boat People) 17 July, Jive 20 June, Theatre Royal (Flamingo Crash, The Wildes) 19 June, National Hotel (Flamingo Crash, The Wildes) 18 June, Railway Hotel (Simon Kelly) 12 June, Art Gallery of Western Australia (Simon Kelly) 11 June, John Curtin Hotel (The Wildes, Dead Letter Chorus) 06 June, The Pub (Dead Letter Chorus, The Wildes) 05 June, Karova Lounge (Dead Letter Chorus) 04 June, The Loft Warrnambool (Dead Letter Chorus) 03 June, Vanguard 26 April, Vanguard 25 April, The Globe Theatre 24 April, Transit Bar 23 April, St Martins Youth Arts Centre 18 April, Republic Bar & Café 11 April

2008

Empress Hotel 23 October, Black Bear Lodge (Hot Liquid Sex and Jake Rush & The Bad Habits) 30 August, Solbar (Hot Liquid Sex and Jake Rush & The Bad Habits) 29 August, The Evelyn Hotel 28 August, Hopetoun Hotel (CLOSED INDEFINITELY) (Tokenview) 26 August, The Evelyn Hotel 21 August, Hopetoun Hotel (CLOSED INDEFINITELY) (Cuthbert & The Night Walkers) 19 August, The Evelyn Hotel (The Sophisticants and Smurfinger) 14 August, Hopetoun Hotel (CLOSED INDEFINITELY) (Blackmilk) 12 August