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2018
Sonido Basico
2017
In the Rude! (Live)
2015
The Age of Entitlement
2013
My Brain's Off (And I Like It)
2013
Leftovers
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)
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The Basics with Jess McAvoy at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (January 16, 2019)
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (New York, NY, US) Find tickets
The Basics Dec 05, 2018
10 years since the 7” single came out and still objectively Wally’s best song 👌🏿✔️ https://youtu.be/k-MsLoOevpU
The Basics Dec 05, 2018
This inspiring photo hides the exciting truth that our own Tim Heath has been elected to the Board of Directors of Music Victoria! Such great news for Tim and the great state of Victoria. Please join us in congratulating him!
The Basics Nov 23, 2018
Look at him. Look at our boy Wout, old grey dobbin. In total ecstasy. Knowing that the only band who could ever truly do justice to this song is THE BASICS 👻🙊💦 (with special guest Monty C on acoustic) Brought to you by @songroomsessions - check out the full clip on Facebook link in bio #somebodythatiusedtoknow #allothersareimitations #saturdayshenanigans
The Basics Nov 22, 2018
Great to hear The Espy @hotelesplanadestkilda will reopen it’s doors tonight. The place hosted us 25-30 times with four residencies, various Front Bar and Gershwin Room gigs and of course one EPIC photoshoot for the cover of 2007’s “Stand Out/Fit In”. Lots of laughs and crazy times and memories, hats off to the next generation who will stomp their own beautiful beer, sweat and love into those time-worn floors. #southside #special #theespy #classic
The Basics Nov 07, 2018
This amazing flyer from CLUB HEAVYSICK on our 2nd tour of Japan back in 2007. So long ago already! It was a wild one... we let them dance for sure 😜😜 #thebasics #history #japan #tokyo #heavysick #tourdiaries #thebawdies #taxman #wildtimes
The Basics Nov 06, 2018
Hello to all our new followers and friends! Here’s a cheeky little goodie from a little while back... Tim & Kris were doing a show in Melbourne while Wally was away on a trip to NYC, and the Internet link-up failed, so he recorded this “karaoke” version of their song ‘Just Hold On’ in his hotel room to project and play along to on stage. Enjoy! See you in January NYC! #justholdon #standoutfitin #hotelroom #karaoke #synchronicity #syncup #linkup
The Basics Nov 05, 2018
1. Yes... all three of us; 2. No... we’d love to visit other US cities, but not this time; 3. This show will be material 2009-2015; 4. There is a 2nd show (link in Comments) which will be 2002-2008. 5. Yes... we’ll be wearing suits :)) See you soon New York... http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1783739
The Basics Nov 05, 2018
Every month should be Oz Music Month
The Basics Nov 02, 2018
The greatest of all The Beatles’ albums has been remixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell (who did “The Age of Entitlement”, “In The Rude!” and the forthcoming Jackmann album “Low Key”), and it’s coming November 9!! We’re super excited to hear this re-mixed and re-mastered wünderpiece, and here’s the newest promo video for the classic avant-rock anthem “Glass Onion”: https://youtu.be/aBQIAWh3YBs Enjoy!! PS. Tickets to our New York City shows on sale this Monday...
The Basics Nov 01, 2018
The mob over at The Melbourne Times put us on the front cover of the City magazine back in 2008, it was a fun shoot! #print #printmedia #magazine #magazinecover #melbourne #memories
The Basics Oct 29, 2018
We played on bills with Brett a ton back in the early-to-mid 00s, he’s just one of the best blokes on the scene and an outstanding musician. So stoked to have him on the team.
The Basics Oct 26, 2018
The Songroom Season 3 has some new members of the team. Say hi to our new guitarist, Benji Miu...
The Basics Oct 22, 2018
I think we just Fleetwood Mac’d the bejeezus out of this. The Songroom @songroomsessions begins filming Season 3, November 27 - tickets on sale now. 📸 @barrycdouglas @northcotesocialclub @theatreroyalcastlemaine @ulumbarra #songs #songwriters #songwriting #live #music #chat #comingsoon
The Basics Oct 19, 2018
“Hey! We should get together for a jam” - 2018 edition
The Basics Oct 16, 2018
Okay, so a lot of people are asking if they can see the full footage of us & Wally-as-Gotye & Monty Cotton, and the answer is no. We were given a half-hour TV timeslot by the network, and so each 2-hour show was edited down to fit this, and tbh it’s all we could afford. That said, I’m willing to look at mixing and editing the full 2-hours. There’s a lot of stuff that hasn’t been heard, including Wally’s versions of “Bronte” and Simon&Garfunkel’s “So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright”, and of course full versions of Heart’s A Mess, Army Dreamers, etc So I’m willing to do a deal - you guys chip in to help fund Season 3 of The Songroom, and we’ll do it. Same deal as last time - everyone that contributes over $100 will get a credit. Only this time there’s a catch - only those people who contribute will get a code to view the thing. I don’t care (too much) how small, but that’s fair. Tbh it’s not really something we want shared far-and-wide, so it’ll only be for those fans who are willing to put their money where their mouth is. So, chat amongst yourselves, let’s see what you come up with - you can contribute via https://www.paypal.me/TheSongroom or msg us on The Songroom page for direct deposit details. If the campaign is successful, you will have bought yourselves 4 hours more entertainment - and half of that will be more Gotye/The Basics. Kris (and Tim and Wally) xxx
The Basics Oct 15, 2018
LINK IN @songroomsessions BIO #Repost @songroomsessions with @get_repost ・・・ IT’S THE ONE YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR: TONIGHT 930pm on @c31melbourne and digitally worldwide: Episode 9 of The Songroom, starring Monty Cotton (@montycottonmusic) and Gotye (@gotye). In what is his first TV appearance in years, in this final episode of our current season, Wally joins his bandmates @gingernuttz and @youjackmann from @the_3_basics to bring home this rollercoaster of a series - but this time, it’s all about the music of GOTYE. So if you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like to have The Basics play his songs, here now is your chance. But not to be overshadowed, up-and-coming Australian legend Monty Cotton more than holds his own, showing off his gorgeous voice, detailed guitar work and remarkable songwriting. This is classic Aussie rock in the making. Watch out for: Wally revealing his his most misheard lyrics, and Monty leading the group in a final tip-of-the-hat to the traditional Irish songwriting circle in a unique version of Reels. The Songroom: 930pm on Mondays on Channel 31 (digital link in Bio for worldwide viewers). #australian #music #ausmusic #newmusic #musictv #musictelevision #livemusic #liveperformance #songs #songwriting #collaboration #community @northcotesocialclub @smuguire @gingernuttz #Northcote #Melbourne #australia #gotye #belgium #somebodythatiusedtoknow #heartsamess #robertpalmer #addictedtolove #reels #irishfolksong #walkabout #perth #sydney #storytelling #misheardlyrics
The Basics Oct 15, 2018
IT’S THE ONE YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR: https://youtu.be/8LL97E9NwjA TONIGHT 930pm on C31 Melbourne and Geelong and digitally worldwide: Episode 9 of The Songroom, starring Monty Cotton and Gotye. In what is his first TV appearance in years, in this final episode of our current season, Wally joins his Tim and Kris Schroeder to bring home this rollercoaster of a series - but this time, it’s all about the music of GOTYE. So if you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like to have The Basics play his songs, here now is your chance. But not to be overshadowed, up-and-coming Australian legend Monty Cotton more than holds his own, showing off his gorgeous voice, detailed guitar work and remarkable songwriting. This is classic Aussie rock in the making. Watch out for: Wally revealing his his most misheard lyrics, and Monty leading the group in a final tip-of-the-hat to the traditional Irish songwriting circle in a unique version of Reels. The Songroom: 930pm on Mondays on Channel 31 and digital on the link above. #australian #music #ausmusic #newmusic #musictv #musictelevision #livemusic #liveperformance #songs #songwriting #collaboration #community Northcote Social Club #Northcote #Melbourne #australia #gotye #belgium #somebodythatiusedtoknow #heartsamess #robertpalmer #addictedtolove #reels #irishfolksong #walkabout #perth #sydney #storytelling #misheardlyrics
The Basics Oct 14, 2018
Details on Gotye TV appearance/link will be posted on The Songroom - follow for more details. Songs performed by Gotye will be: 1. Coming Back – W. De Backer – Gotye 2. Hey, Mr. Drifter – A. Cannings – Monty Cotton 3. No Reason To Explain – A. Cannings – Monty Cotton 4. Heart’s A Mess – W. De Backer – Gotye 5. Army Dreamers – K. Bush – Kate Bush 6. Walkabout – M. Cannings – Monty Cotton 7. Reels – Traditional 8. Addicted To Love – R. Palmer – Robert Palmer 9. Somebody That I Used To Know – L. Bonfa & W. De Backer – Gotye More was recorded and following the episode we will be running a Fundraising Campaign to make the rest available.
The Basics Oct 13, 2018
Heads up - Gotye will be on TV tomorrow night. First TV appearance in years. Check back for further info + link.
The Basics Oct 05, 2018
New Music. Let us know what you think in the Comments. https://jackmann.lnk.to/CanIBeYourFriend
The Basics Oct 03, 2018
😂😂😂😂 #Repost @justlittlefreak with @get_repost ・・・ The Powerpuff Basics lol Sugar, spice, and everything nice \o #cartoonbasics #powerpuffgirls #sketch #weirdthings #itsjustajoke
The Basics Oct 03, 2018
Oh God, Geoff Emerick
The Basics Oct 02, 2018
Too great/poignant/smth not to share #Repost @johnlennonofficial with @get_repost ・・・ "Him and me are OK. So I don’t care what they say about that. I’ve always been a little loose. And I hope it’ll change because I’m fed up of waking up in the papers. But if it doesn’t, my friends are my friends whatever way." John Lennon, interview with Bob Harris, 17 March 1975 #UltimateImagine
The Basics Oct 01, 2018
Sooooooo.... there's a WHOLE BUNCH of you that haven't yet watched an episode of The Songroom. Yes, yes - we know - it's a big commitment to dedicate 25-30 minutes to a new TV show that you've not heard much about, but hey if you LIKE what we do, you're gonna like this. Find some downtime in your day and give The Songroom a go! Click on the link below! wally, kris & tim xxx
The Basics Sep 29, 2018
Game on!! #magpies #eagles Collingwood Football Club West Coast Eagles AFL #grandfinal