Like A Brother

by The Basics

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

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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.

Their style has been described as anything from 'indie-pop' to 'rock'n'roll' to 'pop-rock', though their records show they span a wide range of genres, including reggae, ska, country, and electro-pop.
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