Saturday, August 20, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Basement

I think the photo to the left encapsulates Basement rather well. Hailing from Ipswich, U.K., a town that borders the cold, bleak, and often desolate North Sea, Basement is simply five dudes trying to find some warmth and comfort in the world, and doing so via hard-hitting, emotion-fueled jams. After showing an incredible amount of promise on their debut entitled Songs About the Weather, people took notice of the 5 young men behind all the noise and raw passion on the EP. This included the guys over at Run For Cover Records, who welcomed their first ever U.K. band as they recently signed Basement to their label and set them off on an August tour of America's East Coast. Run For Cover also helped in the release of their debut full length, I Wish I Could Stay Here, which dropped back in July. With two solid releases already under their belt, look out for big things to come from these boys in the future. The rest of their August tour with Daylight is as follows:

8/20: Brooklyn, NY @ The Archeron
8/21: Amityville, NY @ Broadway Bar
8/22: Albany, NY @ Bogies
8/23: Providence, RI @ TBA
8/24: New Britain, CT @ The Hall
8/25: Framingham, MA @ Chop Shop
8/26: Clinton, NY @ Aquifer
8/27: Altoona, PA @ Masonic Hall
8/28: Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Redwood Art Space
(someone give me a ride from Pittsburgh to the Altoona show and I'll buy you gas/cigarettes and be your friend forever!)

Stream their EP in its entirety on their Bandcamp, hear songs off the new record on their Facebook, or check out merch and other media goodies on their website.

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