words by ross jones
photograph by yoshi cooper
Basement Revolver first introduced themselves late last summer, their first self-titled EP having an immediate impact on those who listened with their contemplative and emotionally perceptive music. Through their measured exploration of mood-affecting musicianship and Chrisy Hurn’s unhindered expression, the group basked in their unfiltered honesty and their ability to arrange wonderfully tender compositions full of weight.
The trio have now returned, a recently crafted EP in ‘Agatha’ ready for release and new single ‘Mountains’ giving fresh indication of Basement Revolver’s towering aptitude for personally heart-rending music. Built on reverberating and poignant guitars, Hurn’s powerful voice is affectionate and unyielding as she sings from the very bottom “I am weak, but I carry you to mountains on my feet”. Reeling from hurt, Hurn steadily learns to be able to trust, their channelling of the past and detailing it’s overwhelming effect on the present and future a striking and commanding element to their music.
Speaking about the new track, Hurn details the intimate nature of it’s beginnings. “Mountains is a pretty personal song to me, it was written a few years back and reworked for the EP. I had a hard time believing that people could have good intentions when it came to relationships and love, but I’ve since learned that is not true. This song helped me to face parts of my past, and for that I am grateful.”
Basement Revolver’s “Agatha” EP, is available from July 21st on Fear of Missing Out records. Listen to ‘Mountains’ for the first time below.