Ellevator + Basement Revolver • Apr 6, 2019


Saturday Apr 6, 2019
Doors 7:00PM, Show 8:00PM
Tickets: $15 (+SC) adv. • 19+

Good music seems instantaneous: a decisive rush of expression and dopamine. Hamilton, Ontario’s Ellevator captures that direct hit of immediacy, with a closer listen revealing the meticulous design of their muscular pop songs. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche delivers raw lyricism with quiet power. Her nimble melodies anchor the electric hooks and cinematic timbres Ellevator has refined on countless stages. Their striking debut EP, recorded in Hamilton with Michael Keire (Arkells, The Dirty Nil, Wildlife), was released in the Spring of 2018 by Arts & Crafts. Brick by brick, Ellevator has built a reputation as a band to watch. Ellevator is Mike Boyd, Elliott Gwynne, Nabi Sue Bersche & Tyler Bersche.


Bringing together the talents of Chrisy Hurn (vocals, guitar), Jonathon Malström (guitar), Nimal Agalawatte (bass, synth) and Brandon Munro (drums), Hamilton, Ontario’s Basement Revolver‘s ascent to the spotlight has been a steady trajectory, from the breakout success of their debut single “Johnny”  through to their first full-length, Heavy Eyes. There’s an air of weariness pervading the album, with the sleepy title Heavy Eyes summing up a general exhaustion right down to the bone, as well as hinting at a heavier direction as they deftly merge ’90s infused indie rock with fuzzy dreamy pop and poignant, yearning lyrics. In a relatively short time, Basement Revolver have successfully encapsulated the yearning and hopefulness of their generation, whilst harnessing a unique, yet familiar soundscape.