Basement have shared a second new track from their forthcoming LP BESIDE MYSELF. “Stigmata” is streaming now, ABOVE. The site is also presenting fans with an exclusive first look at the band’s upcoming tour merch. Frontman Andrew Fisher commented on “Stigmata”, explaining “This was the first time I had tried a different tuning and the song pretty much came out all in one go. It felt really organic – in fact I think the arrangement on the record is the same as the demo I first showed anyone”.
Basement will embark on a run of intimate U.S. record release shows this fall. The headline dates, which feature support from Elder Brother and Pllush, kick off in Lawrence, KS on October 6th before heading west and ending in Portland, OR (see attached itinerary). Tickets are available now. For links and more information, please visit www.basementuk.com.
BESIDE MYSELF is set for release on October 12th on Fueled By Ramen (album art / track listing attached). The band recently shared “Disconnect,” which premiered via The FADER who stated, “It’s an exultant rock tune with clear sonic nods to influences Mineral and Jimmy Eat World that boasts a hook destined to stay in your heart.” “Disconnect” is streaming now on the Fueled By Ramen official YouTube channel with pre-orders for BESIDE MYSELF available now at all DSPs along with exclusive pre-order bundles available at www.basementuk.com.
BESIDE MYSELF is not a concept album, but themes throughout often relate to the inability of being comfortable in one’s skin. Being concerned about the future, troubled about the past, and how difficult it can be to exist in the moment. Produced by Colin Brittain and Basement themselves, and mixed by Rich Costey, BESIDE MYSELF marks Basement’s Fueled By Ramen debut and follows their 2016 breakthrough, PROMISE EVERYTHING.
Formed in Ipswich, England, Basement is comprised of brothers Andrew Fisher (Vocals) and James Fisher (Drums), Alex Henery (Guitar / Vocals), Ronan Crix (Guitar), and Duncan Stewart (Bass). Together they have earned global acclaim for their deeply personal and earnest compositions. Beside Myself finds Basement’s introspection unfolding over a collection of punk-charged alternative classics. Tracks such as “Disconnect,” “Be Here Now,” and “Stigmata” shine on BESIDE MYSELF, as Fisher’s acute self-awareness unfurls over deeply-rich studio recordings.
Basement performed at Chicago, IL’s Lollapalooza earlier this summer and have also announced a fall U.K. headline tour in support of BESIDE MYSELF, which will see the band joined by guests Joyce Manor (see attached itinerary). The tour, which kicks off November 16th, includes a London show at the 2300 capacity O2 Forum Kentish Town. Tickets for all dates are on sale now. For tickets and more information visit, www.basementuk.com.
(ALBUM ART / TRACK LISTING / TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
2) Be Here Now
3) Nothing Left
6) Changing Lanes
8) New Coast
9) Just A Life
10) Slip Away
11) Reason For Breathing
12) Right Here
10/6-10/18: US Headline Tour with Elder Brother and Pllush
11/16 – 11/23: UK Headline Tour with Joyce Manor
22nd – Kalamazoo, MI – Audiotree Music Fest
6th – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
7th – Denver, CO – Moon Room
8th – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
10th – San Diego, CA – Che Café – SOLD OUT
11th – Los Angeles, CA – Hi Hat – SOLD OUT
13th – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
14th – Santa Barbara – Velvet Jones
15th – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
17th – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
18th – Portland, OR – Paris Theater
16th – Manchester, UK – Club Academy – SOLD OUT
17th – Leeds, UK – Stylus
18th – Glasgow, UK – Garage
20th – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
21st – Southampton, UK – 1865
22nd – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
23rd – Bristol, UK – WX