Baskervillain are a dynamic young 4-piece with a penchant for rock’n’roll, blues, soul, psych & pop, blending influences both old & new to craft a sound that is uniquely their own. Shying away from the constraints of genre, the band take an explorative & open-minded approach to their music, with a collaborative song-writing style that lets an eclectic range of influences seep into the creative process. It is this characteristic that is key to the diverse & colourful sonic canvas which they produce.
Last year the band established a strong local following with their dynamic live energy, sharing stages with the likes of The Cairos, Lurch & Chief, The Belligerents & WAAX. After cutting their teeth at Brisbane live music hotspots such as Black Bear Lodge, The Triffid & The Zoo, as well as a few boutique festival appearances. The band have recently returned from a successful tour of Australia's East Coast in support of their debut EP release ‘Modern Lows’.
"Baskervillain are quickly becoming one of the country's 'must watch' rock acts. Blending rock'n'roll, blues, soul & psych pop, the guys are producing a genuine classic rock sound that's been invigorated for a new audience."
“Throughout their debut EP you can hear the band move through the influences of Led Zeppelin’s balls out rock, The Animals brand of r'n'b driven pop-rock and even Beatles-esque melody lines, complete with dreamy harmonies. It’s been a while since anyone has been able to nail such a classic sound complete without being boring or contrived.”
- EP Review, 4ZZZ 102.1FM
released March 3, 2015
Music produced, composed, arranged & performed by Baskervillain.
Daniel Mahler – Guitar & Vocals
Jack McKenzie – Bass Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals
Lachy Giddings – Drums & Percussion
Tom Spurgin – Guitar & Vocals
Modern Lows was recorded at SAE Institute in Brisbane’s West End with Doug Harper, Morgan Palmer & Patrick Tobin. ‘Dancing Shoes’ recorded at Gasworks by Lachlan ‘Magoo’ Goold, with parts re-recorded at SAE. ‘Walls’ co-engineered by Anthony Trimboli at SAE Institute.
All songs mixed by Dan Pratt and mastered by Matthew Grey Mastering.
Design work & photography by Idam Adam / Kaleidoscope