Late to the BASEMENT party? Catch-up time…
I Wish I Could Stay Here (2011)
It took about 30 seconds into their debut to work out where Basement were coming from. A pyramid of emo, pop-punk and hardcore influences propped up a colourfully sketchy sound that combined nostalgia with a modern edge.
Colour me in kindness (2012)
Despite tales of a frantic writing process, the band’s second album provided a far more controlled burn than its predecessor, with some hazy tracks ushering in a dreamy, shoegaze aesthetic. Elsewhere, grungier tones made for a more rounded affair.
Promise Everything (2016)
Basement post-hiatus proved a more refined force. Their rougher edges had been sanded down further to make way for a more mature, polished sound – one where their big, plaintive melodies were left to steer the songs and pave the way for Beside Myself.