Basic Nature

Tough Love Records
Release date
13 Sep 2010
Running length
14 tracks
Running time



    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Basic Nature #1 0:30 582
2 You Could Be Honest 1:50 1,733
3 FFWD 3:20 1,656
4 Orchard Girls 1:59 1,177
5 The Offer 1:11 1,063
6 Habitations 3:43 1,004
7 Endlessly In Light 2:31 759
8 Basic Nature #2 0:51 856
9 Mortal Boys 2:07 1,024
10 Even Stephens 2:30 1,084
11 Let's Pretend That We're Older 3:04 2,328
12 Altitude Sickness 1:15 907
13 The New X 1:04 690
14 The Brink 6:51 766

About this album

Following the release of the short sharp burst of their debut album Adventuring last year, Calories return with sophomore album Basic Nature, released on September 13th via Tough Love Records.

A rich and varied record, Basic Nature sees Calories compliment strong melodic hooks with frenetic noise, recalling such underground titans as Hot Snakes, Cap ‘N’ Jazz and No Age. Their dedication to both craft and energy is a trait that has seen the band capture audiences around the UK, playing alongside The Thermals, Sky Larkin, Dananananaykroyd, Lovvers and Johnny Foreigner.

Recorded “at various times in curious locations”, Basic Nature points to a group that are continuing to build on the stirring indie-rock praised so highly on Adventuring. “Orchard Girls” harks back to Captain-era Idlewild, while the boisterous gang vocals and pop laden chorus of lead single “FFWD” instantly grabs at you. What’s more, the gentler moments in ‘’The Offer” and the soaring climax in “Habitations” indicate the strides forward that the band have undertaken on this record.

Basic Nature will be released on September 13th as a combined vinyl and CD set, as well as download

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