Basement’s Promise Everything is streaming

After a hiatus following second full-length album Colourmeinkindness, Ipswich grunge band Basement are back with another lengthy album. Promise Everything, which is released next Friday, is now streaming on SoundCloud.

Starting with Brothers Keeper, there’s a clear element of Basement sound which has stayed through their musical progression. Hanging Around has more of the standard grunge whine that has become known by the frontman, Andrew Fisher, and has been around since their conception.

Aquasun, which was released before the streaming, has a very summery vibe – you can really imagine laying on the grass with a blue sky above you, listening to this song. Submission,in contrast, is a little more moody but still embodies the positively miserable theme of the band – and Oversized is much of the same tragically beautiful idea.

The album’s penultimate is Promise Everything – which is far more upbeat and certainly lives up to the name’s expectations as well as being brilliantly written and produced. Halo, which concludes the record, is back to a slower and more morose style but feels much more reflective and is a beautiful way to finish off a piece of art.

Which is what Promise Everything is – a piece of art. Basement are just a brilliant band, and terribly underrated. There’s no way they can go on another hiatus, ever again! You can stream the full album here.

Basement are touring the UK with Tiger’s Jaw:
February 7 – Bristol Marble Factory
February 8 – Glasgow King Tuts
February 9 – Leeds Stylus
February 10 – Manchester Academy 2
February 11 – Norwich Waterfront
February 12 – London Koko

Jessica Allen

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