Touch­ing BASE

Late to the BASE­MENT party? Catch-up time…

Kerrang! (UK) - - Rising Brit Heroes -

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.

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