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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

The Basics (Live)
The Basics Aug 10, 2019
The 100 vinyl copies of “Game Over” (with free CD and download) are SOLD OUT. Sorry to all those who missed out. There are still 100 CD and 20 Cassette copies left at our Bandcamp site X
The Basics Aug 10, 2019
Only 5 copies of “GAME OVER” left on vinyl!! Whoop whoop
The Basics Aug 09, 2019
Our new album has a new name and cover art. Check out our latest email newsletter to find out why: http://ymlp.com/zA8WqW
The Basics Jul 30, 2019
Happy #InternationalFriendshipDay. 15+ years of throwing gang signs 👌🏼🖐🏽🤘 #cellmates #prisonbreak
The Basics Jul 26, 2019
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/darwin/ Ahead of tonight’s gig at the Darwin Railway Sports and Social Club w Paddy McHugh & The Andy Golledge Band (tickets still available), Kris spoke to Bec McLaren on ABC Darwin and you can listen in soon!! Just tune in on radio or online from 5pm ACST (that’s 530pm in the Eastern States) to hear Kris give some news on the Gotye album, a new Basics album, along with new Jackmann songs and more!! Had a really fun time and played some Neil Young from the Neil Young Archives, and debuted a new song “3-6-27” too!! Maybe see you at the Rails Club in Darwin tonight! 7pm start. #tunein #radio #nationwide #australia #overseas #online #streaming #northernterritory #topend #music #news #acousticguitar #neilyoung #gotye #basics #newmusic #newsongs #parap #railway
The Basics Jul 18, 2019
Olá groovers. Gonna make this simple. We have 20 copies of FAXING ZIMBABWE remaining for 12” vinyl pre-order, and 200 left on CD. *It won’t be re-printed*. So! Please get in before the August deadline and order your copy from https://thebasics.bandcamp.com/album/faxing-zimbabwe #originals #covers #newmusic #newsongs #oldsongs #rocknroll #rhythmandblues #soul #blues #wally #gotye #tim #kris #cornerhotel #classic #australia #rock #bandsforever Photo by James Bryans.
The Basics Jul 17, 2019
We did this FaceApp aging s#!t two years ago, but I guess even apps have to make money, so here’s the dumbest aging/youthing concept yet of our combined faces... literally makes no sense ###
The Basics Jul 13, 2019
Friday night #hotthree #menageatrois #hatgoals
The Basics Jun 30, 2019
The people you run into at airports!!! Absolutely love this man and his music ♥️♥️♥️ @jimmybarnesofficial #changi #singapore
The Basics Jun 24, 2019
Less than 30 vinyl 12” copies of the forthcoming studio album ‘FAXING ZIMBABWE’ remaining. Don’t miss out! Preorder your copy today. Http://thebasics.bandcamp.com 📸 James Bryans #newalbum #newmusic #studio #sessions #oldschool #fax #telecom #africa #zimbabwe #comingsoon #kris #tim #wally #gotye #cornerhotel
The Basics Jun 20, 2019
We’re over-the-moon to report that on #WorldRefugeeDay love, compassion and humanity showed their true face. The day at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) spoke to the heart of Australia, where it was truly incredible the amount of people I spoke to during the Telethon that had been moved to act and contribute for the good of others. As the #ASRCTelethon closed at 10pm we can be proud to stand together having raised $1,113,144. All agree this is a victory for the true spirit of Australia; a celebration of human rights, strength, empathy and resilience of the millions of refugees around the world. ❤️
The Basics Jun 19, 2019
Do you believe that everyone deserves the right to seek safety and freedom? Then donate to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Telethon on World Refugee Day, this Thursday 20th June. Call 1300 692 772 or text ‘HOPE’ to 0437 371 371. Or make a donation online at asrc.org.au/telethon. Kris will be manning the phones between 2-4pm if you’d like to chat to him personally! Who doesn’t love a good telethon? Your donation helps refugees and people seeking asylum to rebuild their lives in Australia. Stand with us for a welcoming and just Australia and help us raise $1 million together for people seeking asylum.
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