>> This indie-rock trio, from Hamilton, Ontario, is made up of members, Chrisy Hurn (guitarist/vocalist), Nimal Agalawatte (bassist/synth player), and Brandon Munro (drummer)! We recently had the opportunity to ask Chrisy some questions about their latest album, 'Heavy Eyes', art, and performing! Check out what she had to say below!
What is the origin story behind the name Basement Revolver?
Haha, I lived in a basement apartment and I was trying to think up a band name. That’s pretty much it?
How did you all meet, and why is Hamilton, Ontario, Canada your home base?
Nimal and I met growing up, and we both moved to Hamilton for post-secondary school. We played in a couple bands together. Nimal met Brandon at school, and we all started playing together. Hamilton is home base because honestly, I fell in love with this city 8 ish years ago when I moved here for school. I don’t anticipate ever leaving.
Congrats on releasing your debut album ‘Heavy Eyes’! Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind it?
Yeah - most songs are autobiographical and about shit that I’ve been going through for the past few years. It is called Heavy Eyes, because it is about that calm feeling after the storm, and just feeling tired.
‘Heavy Eyes’ has been described as “’90s infused indie rock with fuzzy dreamy pop” and that the tracks are “intimate stories and personal wounds from her past.” Would it be too revealing to ask you to briefly describe the story/inspiration behind each of the tracks?