Ellevator

Collective Concerts Presents

Ellevator

Ellis, Basement Revolver

Fri, April 5, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm

Longboat Hall at The Great Hall

Toronto, ON

$18

Tickets at the Door

This event is 19 and over

Ellevator
Ellevator
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 self-titled debut EP -- recorded in Hamilton with Michael Keire (Arkells, The Dirty Nil, Wildlife) -- was released in the Spring of 2018 by Arts & Crafts and supported by tour dates with Arkells, Dear Rouge, Matthew Good, Our Lady Peace, Banners, and Amber Run. Brick by brick, Ellevator has built a reputation as a band to watch.
Ellis
Basement Revolver
Basement Revolver
Heavy Eyes (out August 24, 2018 via Sonic Unyon Records) is the debut album from Canadian dream pop trio Basement Revolver. There’s an air of weariness pervading the album, its title summing up a general exhaustion right down to the bone, as well as hinting at a heavier direction as they deftly merge fuzzed-out indie rock with poignant, yearning lyrics.

Bringing together the talents of Chrisy Hurn (vocals, guitar), Nimal Agalawatte (bass, synth) and Brandon Munro (drums), the Hamilton, Ontario-based band has been on a steady upward trajectory, capitalizing on the success of their debut single “Johnny” in 2016. The track garnered endorsements from DIY Magazine and Exclaim! as well as respected tastemakers Gold Flake Paint, who hailed it a “‘favourite song of the year” contender. They had stumbled across a sound that is capable of stripping listeners of inhibition, yet heavy hitting enough to leave a lasting impression.

The Agatha EP followed in 2017 followed, with its single “Bread & Wine” reaching the B-list on Radio BBC 6 Music and garnering support from John Kennedy at Radio X. The band has racked up over one million plays on Spotify across the two EPs.

To record their debut full-length, the band returned to local studio TAPE (Memoryhouse, Dirty Nil, Edgar Breau), where they had recorded their first EP. They had built up a solid relationship with producers Adam Bentley and Jordan Mitchell, as they continued to hone their signature sound. In this comfortable environment, they found the freedom to get heavier for some songs and more laid-back for others. As Hurn explains; “It also gave me the confidence as a writer to not take myself so seriously, to let myself get cheesy or goofy with some songs.”

And what great songs they are — assured yet open, beguiling yet honest, heartfelt yet playful. In a relatively short time, Basement Revolver has successfully encapsulated the yearning and hopefulness of their generation, whilst harnessing a unique, yet familiar soundscape.
Venue Information:
Longboat Hall at The Great Hall
1087 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON, M6J 1H3
http://www.thegreathall.ca/longboat-hall/