Winnipeg’s Basic Nature is an ethereal indie rock band comprised of Lizzy Burt on lead vocals and electric guitar, and Claire Bones on backing vocals and percussion. The prairiegaze songstresses have been compared to the messy-haired, 90s, lo-fi haze of Lush, The Cranberries, and Sharon Van Etten. Their six-track 2015 debut EP, Circle and Lines, drew inspiration from Slowdive’s Souvlaki. Ride The Tempo says the album is an “impeccable set” with serene vocals and fuzzy, slowburn guitars and echoing, haunting tracks. The duo is currently working on a new album to be released this year.
One of the coldest winters Winnipeg had to offer in decades brought Claire Bones and Lizzy Burt together to form Basic Nature. Their passion for songwriting, sound and craft-making brought them together to complete the warm, lush and distorted songs compiled for their debut 6 song EP Circles & Lines, released under Sundowning Sound Recordings / Dub Ditch Picnic on May 9, 2015.
The women have had much success since their formation back in 2014, including being selected to open for shoegaze legends Swervedriver (UK) and for The Dandy Warhols; invited to headline the Winnipeg New Music Festival and invited to showcase at Canadian Music Week 2016. The duo have been receiving praise and critical acclaim for their debut release in blogs in North America, South America and Europe. The band released their version of Slowdive's song Altogether on the 21 song compilation album Just For a Life - an homage to Slowdive produced by The Blog That Celebrates Itself (Brazil) as a free download on bandcamp.
Their latest tracks Four Square and Love Won't Always Be There are a small part of what's to come from their upcoming debut LP that is estimated to be released in 2017.