(Winnipeg, MB) - Winnipeg shoegaze/dream pop duo Basic Nature are getting ready to head out for their first Canadian Tour of 2016! The tour will start with a hometown tour kick-off on April 29th and then Basic Nature will head out east for dates in Ontario and Quebec, including a show in Toronto for Canadian Music Week on May 5 (see below for full listing of tour dates). And to launch the tour with a bang, Basic Nature are debuting their brand new single 'Love Won't Always Be There' which will be included on their first full-length album to be released later this year. Click here to listen to 'Love Won't Always Be There'.
Claire Bones and Lizzy Burt formed Basic Nature in 2014 amidst one of the coldest winters Winnipeg had to offer in decades. Their passion for songwriting, sound and craft-making brought them together to complete the warm, lush and distorted songs that make up their debut 6-song EP Circles & Lines (Sundowning Records/Dub Dutch Picnic) released in May 2015. Following the release of Circles & Lines, Basic Nature successfully toured throughout Eastern Canada in support of the EP and were selected to open for shoegaze legends Swervedriver (UK) at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg. The buzz on Basic Nature continued to build throughout 2015, the EP received much critical acclaim in Canada and was selected for multiple year-end favourite lists including: Winnipeg Free Press, BeatRoute and Mixtape Magazine.
Basic Nature cite Slowdive's album Souvlaki as the main musical influence for their EP Circles & Lines, however, it does not drive the sound they create. In fact, their upcoming full-length album will be taking the duo in an slightly edgier direction and their brand new track 'Love Won't Always Be There' is just a taste of what's to come.
"We are so excited to finally share this song," said Lizzy Burt. "There is a real blissful melancholy that comes with performing it, the song kind of acts as a release of pent up energy bringing relief in the best way, and we want to share that. It comes from a realization that even at our lowest points in life, we may not find what we think we are looking for. And that's okay, because we can know that deep inside ourselves we have everything we need."
Be sure to catch Basic Nature on their upcoming Eastern Canadian Tour starting on April 29th in Winnipeg! For more information and the most up to date tour listings, please visit: basicnatureband.com
BASIC NATURE // UPCOMING EASTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES
April 29 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter (Tour Kick-Off!)
April 30 - Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo
May 3 - Hamilton, ON @ Homegrown Hamilton
May 4 - Gatineau, QC @ Minotaur
May 5 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddah (CMW)
May 6 - Montreal, QC @ Poisson Noir
May 8 - Montreal, QC @ Le Cagibi
May 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Black Squirrel Books & Cafe
May 11 - Peterborough, ON @ The Garnet
May 12 - London, ON @ Vibrafusion Lounge
May 13 - Guelph, ON @ 42 Jane
May 14 - Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
May 15 - Sault St Marie, ON @ Gore Street Cafe
Basic Nature is:
Lizzy Burt - lead vocalist, electric guitar
Claire Bones - backing vocals, drums, percussion
"Circles and Lines is six tracks of bliss...the duo of Lizzy Burt and Claire Bones deliver an impeccable set, featuring serene vocals and fuzzy, slowburn guitars. The title track is echoing and haunting." - Ride The Tempo
"The album glows in a 90’s lo-fi haze. With messy-haired nods to The Cranberries, Slowdive and Sharon Van Etten, these women know how to draw from influence and make it their own." - Make A Little Noise