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2018
Sonido Basico
2017
In the Rude! (Live)
2015
The Age of Entitlement
2013
Leftovers
2013
My Brain's Off (And I Like It)
2012
Ingredients
2010
Wait For You
2009
Keep Your Friends Close (Bonus Track Version)
2008
Get Back
2007
Stand Out/Fit In
2006
PRIVATE DRIVE
2004
grow
2003
Bitter/sweet
1999
Cosmic Neighborhood
1994
Haven Road

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The Basics Jun 14, 2019
ONLY 40 COPIES OF "FAXING ZIMBABWE" REMAINING ON VINYL. Here's another little preview of an early mix of the classic Motown song "Money (That's What I Want)". Enough said! Pre-order your copy now from https://thebasics.bandcamp.com/album/faxing-zimbabwe (includes free CD and download card).
The Basics Jun 11, 2019
Back in 2015, this 35-track compilation “The Path to Entitlement” - documenting the writing and recording of “The Age of Entitlement” - was made available only to those who pre-ordered that record. Four years on, we’d like to share this collection with you, which includes a host of demos, rehearsals and other oddities from the time produced by the band. If you’re a fan, you’ll most certainly get a kick out of ‘Revolution Pi’ and Wally’s first demo of ‘Roundabout’. Yes! 2019 is a special one for us, and we hope you too!!
The Basics Jun 10, 2019
For those of you who don’t YouTube... :)) “Shot Down” from our forthcoming album ‘Faxing Zimbabwe’. You’ll get this track straight away if you order the album over at Bandcamp!! Or you can just listen here and enjoy haha 😛
The Basics Jun 09, 2019
The Basics “MY OLD MATE” Nearly half of all copies of our forthcoming 5th studio album ‘Faxing Zimbabwe’ sold in 24 hours! Don’t miss out, preorder your vinyl/CD/cassette now... https://thebasics.bandcamp.com/album/faxing-zimbabwe
The Basics Jun 08, 2019
Whoa... 2 years since our last newsletter... (convenient timing, no?)
The Basics Jun 08, 2019
Okay guys, it's finally happening: the 5th studio album. It's a collection of covers and originals that we've enjoyed playing over the years - played, recorded, mixed and mastered by us. So it's about as close as you're going to get to being "at home" with us in the studio. It's 16 tracks, and the biggest thing is it's ONLY available on vinyl, CD and (for the first time) cassette! That's right - *no* streaming plans. You'll of course get a digital copy if you purchase a physical copy, but this here is our love-letter to you guys for your amazing support over the years. We want you guys to cherish listening to it the way we've enjoyed making it. And it's available exclusively from our Bandcamp site: http://thebasics.bandcamp.com/album/faxing-zimbabwe You'll get a copy of Wally doing "Shot Down" when you purchase, so get amongst it!
The Basics Jun 05, 2019
This might upset a few people, but *never believe what the Internet tells you*. Not sure where Google gets its info. Wally is definitely not 6’3”... 😂 (sorry Waldo but the truth has to be told)
The Basics May 25, 2019
Next week! We’ll be announcing the 2019 release of our 5th full-length studio album, coming *only* on vinyl LP and CD. The most rockin’ little record since our debut “Get Back”, it’ll be a selection of never-before-recorded originals and covers that will be a must for anyone who loves The Beat. . If you’re not yet subscribed to our newsletter, head over to thebasics.com.au so you don’t miss any of the exciting news! #newmusic #newalbum #oldschool #rocknroll #liveforever #guitar #bass #drums #thewaymusicismeanttobe
The Basics May 21, 2019
Happy birthday to the whackiest bolter that ever lived #oldgreydobbin #walter #wouter #wally #whataguy #suits #goggles #flippers 📸 @cybism
The Basics May 19, 2019
The Basics May 05, 2019
***** On The Case of the LOST BASICOS (Parte Cuatro) ***** So, it’s been a while since the last entry in the series, but we’d like to carry on our Top 5 ‘lost’ tracks, that thanks to Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and more, you can discover/rediscover without the full-blown commitment of purchasing an album. Number 4 will be this A-grade Kris-penned, Wally-sung banger KAROLINA that is about as close to a straight-ahead party track as your going to get from The Basics. There’s rockin’ on “’til the morning light” with this track from the band’s 2003 debut GET BACK that also features the original guitarist of the band Michael Hubbard fangin’ away on guitar and BVs. Named after a an ex-housemate’s Polish ex, you will never find a more toe-curling harmony build, with Wally’s top note at the end of the track bizarrely overlooked for “Best Male Vocal”.

Get amongst the revelry of KAROLINA and GET BACK, with these streaming links below: SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/4oE2zxTogQ9vKEDk8KPew8 APPLE MUSIC: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/karolina-bonus-track/573336389?i=573336668 GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/The_Basics_Get_Back_Remastered_Version?id=Bf2nb2lortphw2spwmrzlnh47wq&hl=en_US YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLnK3BVyHhc
The Basics Apr 25, 2019
#Repost @michaelmortlock with @get_repost ・・・ “Kris and John on The Hammond” - Abbey Road Studios, London 2014 - Australian rock band - The Basics @the_3_basics - recorded their fourth studio album ‘The Age of Entitlement’ at the legendary @abbeyroadstudios Studio 2 - the same studio where George Martin helped @thebeatles record most of their albums. I had the absolute pleasure to capture some behind-the-scenes material of the making of their album, along with band members Tim Heath, Kris Schroeder and Wally (Gotye) De Backer. The album was also engineered by another living legend, Mr. Peter Cobbin. A real dream come true! 🙏 @gingernuttz @youjackmann @gotye @the_3_basics + John Wildgoose of @marnerbrown on the Hammond Organ! @mellimezcal #abbeyroad #abbeyroadstudios #thebeatles #gotye #thebasics #australianmusic #melbourne #london #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #studio #musicphotography #atthecontrols #petercobbin #theageofentitlement #hammond #hammondorgan #hammondleslie #style #musicproducer #fitness #instamusic #l #youtube #musica #rockmusic #acoustic #happy #rock #photo #studio #travel #guitar #beautiful #me #songwriter #followme #spotify #picoftheday #musically #model #cute #songs #beat #console #studiotime #ausmusic #international #listennow #futureclassic #experimental #work #transcendent
The Basics Apr 24, 2019
#Repost @michaelmortlock with @get_repost ・・・ “Play it Again, Tim” - Abbey Road Studios, London 2014 - A beautiful memory of Mr. Tim Heath playing a rendition of Nick Cave’s ‘In To My Arms’ on the famous Challen “Mrs Mills” Piano in Studio 2. Australian rock band - The Basics @the_3_basics - recorded their fourth studio album ‘The Age of Entitlement’ at the legendary @abbeyroadstudios Studio 2 - the same studio where George Martin helped @thebeatles record most of their albums. I had the absolute pleasure to capture some behind-the-scenes material of the making of their album, along with band members Tim Heath, Kris Schroeder and Wally (Gotye) De Backer. The album was also engineered by another living legend, Mr. Peter Cobbin. A real dream come true! 🙏 @gingernuttz @youjackmann @gotye @the_3_basics @mellimezcal #abbeyroad #abbeyroadstudios #thebeatles #gotye #thebasics #australianmusic #melbourne #london #studio #musicphotography #petercobbin #challen #challenpianos #nickcave #mrsmills #history #musichistory #australian #style #musicproducer #fitness #instamusic #l #youtube #musica #rockmusic #acoustic #happy #rock #photo #studio #travel #guitar #beautiful #me #songwriter #followme #spotify #picoftheday #musically #model #cute #songs #beat #console #studiotime #ausmusic #international #listennow #futureclassic #experimental #work #transcendent
The Basics Apr 23, 2019
#Repost @michaelmortlock with @get_repost ・・・ “Gotye At The Controls” - Abbey Road Studios, London 2014 - Australian rock band - The Basics @the_3_basics - recorded their fourth studio album ‘The Age of Entitlement’ in the legendary @abbeyroadstudios Studio 2 - the same studio where George Martin helped @thebeatles record most of their albums. I had the absolute pleasure to capture some behind-the-scenes material of the making of their album, along with band members Tim Heath, Kris Schroeder and Wally (Gotye) De Backer. The album was also engineered by another living legend, Mr. Peter Cobbin. A real dream come true! 🙏 @gingernuttz @youjackmann @gotye @the_3_basics @mellimezcal #abbeyroad #abbeyroadstudios #thebeatles #gotye #thebasics #australianmusic #melbourne #london #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #studio #musicphotography #atthecontrols #petercobbin #style #musicproducer #fitness #instamusic #l #youtube #musica #rockmusic #acoustic #happy #rock #photo #studio #travel #guitar #beautiful #me #songwriter #followme #spotify #picoftheday #musically #model #cute #songs #beat #console #studiotime #ausmusic #international #listennow #futureclassic #experimental #work #transcendent
The Basics Apr 22, 2019
Driving around listening to Nova 106.9 and this new Hilltop Hoods song ‘Leave Me Lonely’ comes on and I’m thinking “that sounds so familiar...” 😂😂 Nice work, lads! ♥️ https://www.shazam.com/amp/track/62127073/have-love-will-travel EDIT: Not suggesting they’ve sampled our recording here! Pretty sure it’s the original Sonics version. They’re good blokes so they’d have done their homework😁
The Basics Apr 21, 2019
Happy Easter ya eggs
The Basics Apr 09, 2019
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The Basics Mar 22, 2019
It’s been a bit of a rough week, so special thanks to @bmamagazine for this little pick-me-up - link in bio #thewolfandthehare #ausmusic #newmusic #linkinbio #rock #guitar #bass #drums #keys
The Basics Mar 15, 2019
Hi friends, I've just released the next song from the forthcoming album "Low Key", it's called 'The Wolf & The Hare': https://Jackmann.lnk.to/TheWolfAndTheHare We recorded it last year at Abbey Road Studios in London with John Blease on drums, Adam Chetwood on guitar, Paddy Milner on keys and our very own Tim Heath playing bass and lead alongside Adam. We recorded it all in one take, straight to tape, thanks to Sam Okell and Toby Hulbert. It's gone live on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, TIDAL, and there's a fab video I made with Ryan Gaskett, and starring Natia Evergreen and Mariyah Hoosenally being amazing. In-part inspired by Richard Marx's 'Hazard', the song is something like a plea of innocence and an admission of guilt, an exploration of mental health, power, predator and prey in the new world of internet relationships, emotional manipulation and sugar daddies. It's about the closest thing we'll get to a new Basics song for the time being, so please add it to your music library, and most of all enjoy!
The Basics Mar 14, 2019
Happy birthday Tim Basic @gingernuttz ❤️❤️❤️ Listen out for Timmy fangin’ it on guitar & bass tomorrow on the newie “The Wolf & The Hare” 🎸🥁 #newmusic #guitar #bass #birthdayboy
The Basics Mar 14, 2019
Happy birthday to this guy ♥️♥️ Tim Heath Listen out for Tim’s lead AND bass guitar on tomorrow’s new track “The Wolf & The Hare”
The Basics Mar 13, 2019
#Repost @youjackmann with @get_repost ・・・ Coming this Friday March 15, “The Wolf & The Hare” #animalkingdom #catandmouse #chickenandegg #dogandwoof #busterandthruster #heneversawitcoming @therichardmarx #hazard #didhedidnthe
The Basics Mar 11, 2019
It’s not easy to fill Wally @gotye’s shoes - but we luckily had the remarkable blue sneakers of Mr @brettwolfie Esq. to take on the job. And doesn’t he look fantastic!! Congratulations again to Rohan and Alex on their nuptials. It was a beautiful day.
The Basics Mar 10, 2019
Ringing his broker
The Basics Feb 03, 2019
Photo by Julieta Cervantes