The thing that first brought us together as The Basics is our love for 50s and 60s rock'n'roll. The raw power and energy, and the explosion of sound still gets the blood pumping to this very day. We absolutely love The Beatles and everything they did, they also made it huge - their story is one that most musicians dream of. The Sonics, conversely, never made it huge. They were one of the first garage bands, and their sound is so primal – the groove is irresistible. We love absolutely everything they do, but Shot Down just reverberated with us all and for years we played it on stage and loved it. So when it came to making a new record - one that showcased the music we'd played for so long - it seemed an obvious choice. It kicks arse!