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HEAVEN’S Basement will headline Ivory Blacks on Sunday — this time with a new singer in tow.

Lead singer Richie Heavanz left the band, saying the demands of constant touring overwhelmed him a couple of years ago.

Several journeymen stepped in, before Aaron Buchanan took to the hot 
seat (or stage, as it were).

Now, after more than a year in the position, he has more than made the role his own.

Guitarist Sid Glover said: “It was crazy looking for a new singer, and a band is such delicate balance of personalities.

“We took ages looking for someone who could not only join us, but also had a clear idea of what band we are and what we wanted to do.

“Plus, they had to bring something themselves, and fit in as a person. It’s a hard thing, but it worked out amazingly.”

The group have become firm favourites for Zane Lowe and Radio 1.

They performed at Radio 1 Rock Week and are currently hogging the station’s 
playlist.

Along with their Reading/Leeds Festival appearances, the band also played Download this year, and are moving on to their longest ever run of UK headline shows throughout July.

The 12 date tour started in Norwich and culminates in a big finish on July 18, at London‘s legendary 100 Club.

These shows follow the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Filthy Empire via Red Bull 
Records.

Including the recent single I Am Electric, the album has been lauded by critics and fans since its release.

A new single is hot on the heels of the album too, so watch this space.

The irrepressible Heaven’s Basement will also take to the main stage at the Nass Festival on July 13, with Billy Talent, Zane Lowe and 
Loadstar.

But first, it’s Glasgow’s turn.

Heaven’s Basement are on their way to becoming one the UK’s premiere rock bands in 2013, so grab tickets for Sunday’s show at Ivory Blacks while you still can.

For more info, visit www.heavensbasement.com.