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ARTBAR - where exhibitions, comedy, music and more come together


ARTBAR is the after dark season of events at the Art Gallery of Western Australia where exhibitions, comedy, music and more come together.

Event One for Season One presents Melbourne Indie pop trio - The Basics.



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Live at ARTBAR Thursday 11 June 2009


ARTBAR: The Basics - 11 June 2009

Watch The Basics new video clip

"With This Ship" from the album
"Keep Your Friends Close"


‘…a soaring, infectious and gorgeously crafted pop song from three incredibly talented musicians. You are amazing’

Single Of The Week.
Simone, Beat

‘What a treasure!’ -
Scott McLennan,

Rip It Up


In April, Melbourne Indie pop trio - The Basics did what they do best and hit the open road for the launch of their single With This Ship. Everywhere they played The Basics captivated and mesmerised packed houses with their intimate and acoustic shows. This June, The Basics are plugging in, going back to electric and playing live at ARTBAR!

Armed with sweet new melodies from their forthcoming album Keep Your Friends Close, 2009 is already shaping up to be a huge year for The Basics; their latest single With This Ship. Don’t miss your chance to see The Basics live at ARTBAR playing new material on their "Nice Harmonies. Nice Looks. Nice Lunch” tour!


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"...while the artful use of the art gallery is perhaps a hint of Perth's future. Once people are over the mild shock of the new, let's hope the Art Bar (sic) joins the permanent collection."


Collins, S 2009, 'The Basics', The Wire, 18 Jun., p. 20

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