Melbourne Festival presents

The Basics


One of 2015's best Aussie releases. ★★★★☆

The Music on The Age of Entitlement

Anthemic… cathartic… enjoy the ride.

The AU Review on The Age of Entitlement

Internationally-acclaimed Australian trio The BasicsKris Schroeder, Wally De Backer (aka Gotye) and Tim Heath—have challenged and delighted fans and critics alike in their decade-long foray on the fringes of the Australian music scene, and their latest offering will once again be one of 2015's must-see events.

Drawing their sound from a wide range of influences, The Basic’s eclectic back catalogue spans everything from reggae and ska to indie and electro-pop whilst sustaining their own distinct tone.

And now, in launching their first studio album in six years—The Age Of Entitlement—they promise to push envelopes and boundaries, introducing a whole new way of experiencing live music by recreating the LP in an inclusive 360° ‘in-the-round’ encounter.

Victorian Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for the land, the people and laid back grooves, all elements that emanate through his velvety vocals and sensitive delivery.