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Like A Brother [EP]

by The Basics

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This CD version of the Like A Brother EP comes in a glossy cardboard sleeve.

    That's why it costs a little extra, because the cardboard is really nice.
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    [Pulled from the 2009 Media Release]

    2009 is already shaping up to be a huge year for The Basics; their last single With This Ship was lovingly added to rotation on triple j and community radio nationally and you may have seen the epic With This Ship video clip on Rage and Channel [V].

    Their new single - Like A Brother - calls on their experience of club-hopping as a Tokyo party band in late 2007. Two months of gigging in Japan saw them sharing stages with twelve-piece brass bands, crooner J-pop (complete with strobe-ridden light show), crazy leather-clad psych-rock bands, electro-girl bands, 60s rock'n'roll bands, and genre-defying numbers like "Panty High School" - three scantily-clad schoolgirls playing trash-rock fronted by an old guy who could only have been their teacher!

    This wild ride was burnt into the bands' memory and completely changed The Basics forever. Like A Brother was written very soon after arriving back in Australia, and upon reflection seems to have fused many of these off-tap influences from their bizarre but exhilirating time in Japan.
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The Basics are Wally De Backer, Tim Heath and Kris Schroeder.

All songs written by Schroeder-De Backer.

“The Basics” is a registered trademark of The Three Basics Pty. Ltd.
® 2009 ORiGiN Music Publishing
© 2009 The Three Basics Pty. Ltd.



released June 5, 2009

Like A Brother

Track 1 produced by The Basics
Recording Engineer: Andrew Hehir
Recorded at Soundpark Studios, Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Violin: Michael McClintock
Trumpet and Horn Arrangements: Richard Burns
Saxophone: Carlo Barbaro
Trombone: Jordan Murray

Track 2 recorded and produced by Wayne Connolly
Recorded at Alberts Music Studio, Neural Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Mix Engineer: Peter Cobbin
Mastering Engineer: William Bowden
Artwork: Daniel Elliott
Design: Traffic Design Studios
Translation: Shu Tokuda

Mixed at Abbey Road Studios, St. John’s Wood, London, NW8 9AY, United Kingdom.


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The Basics Melbourne, Australia

The Basics ( /ˈbæzɪtʃ/ bazz-ich) are a three-piece band from Melbourne, Australia, formed by Wally De Backer and Kris Schroeder in 2002, later joined by Tim Heath.

They’re pretty silly but the music is rather good, especially on a Saturday evening.
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