Sonic Unyon’s shoegaze wunderkinds Basement Revolver bring a sharp and fresh sound to the genre with Wax and Digital, which will feature on the Ontario band’s EP of the same name and which has an 18th October release date.
Hurn’s grounded vocals skew the expectations of what a shoegaze song should be, adding a layer of relatable, human connection where others would fly into reverie or slumber. The drumming takes a more muscular approach than the norm, and the lead guitar also plays about with genre boundaries, zesty and edgy at times. Wax and Digital has the immediacy of a pop song, whilst sticking to few of the current conventions; an interesting and very enjoyable contradiction indeed.
Singer Chrisy Hurn had this to say about the song: “Wax and Digital is about me and my husband, the music that we love together, and how that music has shaped our relationship. In a broader sense, it is about how culture informs our lives – even though culture changes rapidly and is temporary, we will always have certain things to hold on to, like music, to look back on and feel sentimental about.”
Wax and Digital by Basement Revolver is out now and can be streamed or downloaded on all major digital platforms including Bandcamp – click here to find out more. Be sure to check the band out on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for information on the upcoming EP as well as live dates, including the Reeperbahn Festival.