SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘AQUASUN’
NEW ALBUM PROMISE EVERYTHING
OUT 29th JANUARY 2016 VIA RUN FOR COVER RECORDS
UPCOMING LONDON SHOW MOVED TO KOKO ON 13th FEBRUARY 2016 DUE TO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AT SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
Band Photo credit: Harley Pethybridge
Basement have today shared a video for the brand new track ‘Aquasun’ from their upcoming full-length Promise Everything. The band’s first ever video was directed by guitarist Alex Henery and shot in East Anglia at the tail end of 2015. Promise Everything comes out January 29, 2016 on Run For Cover Records, and is now available for pre-order via Run For Cover Records.
About Promise Everything
After abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of their 2012 breakthrough LP Colourmeinkindness, the band went on to gain an intensely devoted posthumous following. The record went on to sell over 25,000 copies worldwide in the absence of live dates or press coverage. In 2014, the band reconnected and found time amongst other obligations to write and record the EP Further Sky. Immediately inspired by the creative chemistry they felt from these sessions, Basement were ready to work on something more significant. More permanent.
Promise Everything is the band’s return to full-length writing and recording since the break. Sonically, the record breaks progressive new ground for Basement despite the creative process sharing much in common with previous endeavors. Challenged by the spacing out of members not only across the country, but across the globe, Promise Everything was written by piecing together songs from different members, sent back and forth over a short period of time. Without the luxury of a shared space or even a convenient time zone, the songs were only ever played by the full band while in the studio. Perhaps this is why on listening, Promise Everything feels like a conversation between different people, revealing different moods and feelings throughout.
This conversation shifts and evolves, filtering subtle, tasteful alternative rock touchstones through the band’s unmatched melodic lens. More clearly aggressive songs like ‘Brother’s Keeper’ and title track, ‘Promise Everything’ situate Basement at the forefront of the rock world, pairing that aggression with an inherent sense of melody. Where before on the band’s previous album Colourmeinkindness, songs like ‘Spoiled’ focused more on aggression and lyrical content, Promise Everything takes a more melodic approach. On standout track ‘Aquasun’ lyrical flow and melody overtake the listener while overt meaning gives way to musicality and its nuance. Tracks like ‘Submission’ or the chorus in ‘Lose Your Grip’ follow suit, challenging the listener to explore the songs aurally as a whole, rather than piece by piece. As a result, Promise Everything feels more complete than previous efforts and the songs feel like they are truly part of the same group. Despite years spent apart, it would seem Basement’s musical conversation has always lingered – and as their first true cohesive document, Promise Everything is only the beginning.
1. Brother’s Keeper
2. Hanging Around
3. Lose Your Grip
7. Blinded Bye
8. For You The Moon
9. Promise Everything
Following their recent dates supporting Brand New across Europe, last week the band announced plans for their biggest UK/EU headline run to date. The band will be joined by Tigers Jaw and Alex G (UK only) for the schedule.
UK Live Dates
Feb 7th | Marble Factory, Bristol, UK
Feb 8th | King Tut’s, Glasgow, UK
Feb 9th | Stylus, Leeds, UK
Feb 10th | Academy 2, Manchester, UK
Feb 11th | Waterfront, Norwich, UK
*DATE AND VENUE CHANGE*
Feb 13th | KOKO, London, UK
Feb 14th | AB, Brussels, BE
Feb 15th | Dynamo, Eindhoven, NL
Feb 16th | Luxor, Cologne, DE
Feb 18th | Pokalen, Oslo, NO
Feb 19th | Bergsunds Strand 43, Stockholm, SE
Feb 20th | BETA, Copenhagen, DK
Feb 21st | Knust, Hamburg, DE
Feb 23rd | Lido, Berlin, DE
Feb 24th | Durer Kert, Budapest, HU
Feb 25th | Arena, Vienna, AT
Feb 26th | Strom, Munich, DE
Feb 27th | Traffic Club, Rome, IT
Feb 28th | La Tenda, Modena, IT
Feb 29th | Dynamo, Zurich, CH
March 1st | Universum, Stuttgart, DE
March 2nd | La Mecanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR