The Basals
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The Basals

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"The Basals"

"Consummate musicians. Every move they make on stage exudes their readiness for stardom."
"If you're a music fan, you should buy it. If you are an A & R person, you should sign them. Period."
- Good Times Magazine

"The Basals"

Top 10% in the Best Unsigned Band competition. - Musician Magazine


"The Basals have a lot to offer for an unsigned band - an appealing combination to talent scouts seeking the next Garbage or No Doubt." - Newsday


" (the song) Time Bomb is definitely the ticket to a major label deal..."
"band to look out for"
- The Music Paper

"Next Wave in Music Series"

The Basals closed the night strong, these veterans of the independent music circuit are real pros when it comes to live performance. Led by front woman Holli, who is a classically trained vocalist and a dynamic stage presence, they blend the new wave of Deborah Harry with the kick ass rock of Pat Benatar. They did a few songs from each of their albums including the new wavish "Fine" to the hard rocking "Apology", as well as a couple of brand new ones like "Crawl" and "Down Like Rain" off their fourth full length cd, "Songs From Suburban Avenue".
- Aural Fix


Warm-and-fuzzy female-fronted power-pop is alive and well, thanks to The Basals who gave a splendid performance this night. Sultry lead-singer Holli dove right in with their catchy opener “Dive”, while Mike (bass), Matt (drums), and Joe (guitar) shook the place down. These longtime troopers of the underground Long Island new wave movement were in fine form on this night.

“Dive” was followed by the radio-ready “Fine” and the lofty “One Word”. The powerful hooks of “Crawl” and “Sir Lance” had the place throbbing, and Holli’s vocal range was at it’s far-reaching best here.

The rumbling bassline of “Time Bomb” was masterfully laid down by Mike, and then we were treated to a heavenly rendition of “Angel In My Pocket”. “Time Flies”, “Talk”, and “Barracuda” rounded out the set nicely. Then came the encores; delightful offerings of cover tunes including popular hits by The Cranberries and Modern English. Very few Long Island bands capture a timeless essence in their music like The Basals do, and I strongly encourage you to check them out next time they appear in your area.
- LI Music Scene


Songs From Suburban Ave

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The Basals have been around for about 8 years. We've toured the US and some of Canada doing shows and playing festivals like SXSW, NXNE, CMJ, Route 1 South, Canadian Music Week, etc.
The Basals have opened for people like Smashmouth, Wyclef Jean, The Fixx, Bow Wow Wow, Missing Persons, Blue Oyster Cult, Eric Burden and The Animals, and mucho more.
We have 3 full length studio CD's available, 1 EP and 1 Live album recorded at various clubs throughout the US and Canada. Our second CD (Kingpin) was nationally distributed by ADA through Mayhem records and can be gotten from just about any major music website that's out there. We are currently in the studio recording our 4th full length CD with a harder edge than past recordings.

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