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Sketches of the Stolen West (2007)

A tale of one manís lovesick journey through the depths of utmost despair, involving copious amounts of rum, a visit to an unexpected electronic party dimension and his eventual redemption through the intervention of a guardian angel & the discovery of the spiritual comforts of a musical family.

After the Last Days of Disco (2008)

A group of young people in the present day imagine a former generation coming to terms with the end of their Hi-NRG youth.

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Sandro Pellegrini

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Basil Slam

BIOGRAPHY

The ten-strong Basil Slam have known one another for several years through playing in or being friends with various London-based bands. However, this is the first time that they have ever played together as a group. They wrote and recorded the majority of the material for "Sketches of the Stolen West" over the course of a weekend (24th/25th February) on a 4-track cassette machine in an empty warehouse in North London. They also invented a new cocktail, the 'Basil Slammer'.

BAND MEMBERS
Alex Norman - drums / percussion / backing vocals Andrew Dehany - vocals / lyrics / percussion / backing vocals Benjamin Beare - bass guitar / electric guitar / percussion / backing vocals Dan Barrett - guitars (baritone, electric, acoustic) / vocals / casio keyboard / percussion / electronics / backing vocals Gervase Gordon - drums / analog synth / acoustic guitar / percussion / backing vocals James Williams - electric guitar Joanne Noble - drums / vocals / lyrics / percussion / backing vocals Joe Corcoran - electric guitar / casio keyboard / percussion / backing vocals Matt Percival - bass guitar / harmonica / percussion / backing vocals Moh Rahman - analog synth / bass guitar / percussion / backing vocals

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008

GENRES
Unclassifiable,Experimental


Completed Albums

Sketches of the Stolen West(2007)

A tale of one manís lovesick journey through the depths of utmost despair, involving copious amounts of rum, a visit to an unexpected electronic party dimension and his eventual redemption through the intervention of a guardian angel & the discovery of the spiritual comforts of a musical family.


Sweeet Dragons Fly Over My Bivouac
Wolf Lifter
Untitled / The Remix To Untitled
Everything That Never Happens, In All Directions, Spreading
Tape It To The Bridge
Nothing That Always Happens, In One Direction, Shrinking
Hospitality Rum
Basil Spam (Always Something There To Remind Me)
May The Road Rise To Meet You (& An Angel Guard Your Dreams)
Theme From 'Basil Slam'

After the Last Days of Disco(2008)

A group of young people in the present day imagine a former generation coming to terms with the end of their Hi-NRG youth.


Lip Speedway
Marigolds
After Disco āńÓ Hail Disco!
Pellini's
The Last Romance
How Deep is Your Rug?
No Stone Unturned
Atlantis
Broke My Button
Studio 54 (No Punks in the Bronx)
Obscurity Posse
Alright!