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Basement are back with new EP, ‘Further Sky’

Shortly after the 2012 release of their honest and powerful 90s influenced record Colourmeinkindness, on Run For Cover Records, UK quintet Basement surprised fans by going on an indefinite hiatus.  In the short two years since, the alternative rock act has steadily gained a loyal following across the globe.  Fans were elated when the band announced a summer world tour, with all dates quickly selling out.  Now followcoverers have something else to be excited about – not only is Basement playing again but today they announced the release of their new EP, Further Sky via Run For Cover Records on July 29th, 2014.

Stream “Summer’s Colour” and read the interview at Noisey

Further Sky breaks Basement’s musical silence following their final acclaimed 2012 full-length Colourmeinkindess.  Boasting two new songs and a cover of Suede’s “Animal Nitrate”, the EP updates the band’s alternative rock explorations with a decidedly British flavour.  Recorded spring 2014 at North London’s Livingston Studio (The Clash, Bjork, Jesus and Mary Chain), new tracks “Summer’s Colour” and “Jet” build upon past work adding more complex interwoven melodies touched with the subtle psychedelic tendencies of Swervedriver and Failure.  “Animal Nitrate” provides the perfect cousin to Basement’s originals, operating in the same melodic headspace with lively instrumentals and a shimmering chorus.

The sold-out world tour will have support from Ovlov as well as Run For Cover  Pity Sex, Superheaven, Cloakroom and Creative Adult and marks will be Basement’s first live appearances since 2012.  All tour dates are below.

Further Sky is currently available for pre-order via Run For Cover Records.

Tracklisting:
01) Summer’s Colour
02) Jet
03) Animal Nitrate

Tour Dates:
7/26 – Brisbane, Australia @ Trinity Hall$
7/26 – Brisbane, Australia @ Wasteland$
7/27 – Sydney, Australia @ The Bald Face Stagg$
7/28 – Wollongong, Australia @ Yours & Owls$
7/29 – Canberra, Australia @ The Basement$
7/30 – Newcastle, Australia @ The Small Ballroom$
7/31 – Melbourne, Australia @ The Evelyn Hotel$
8/01 – Melbourne, Australia @ Wrangler Studios$
8/02 – Adelaide, Australia @ Flowers$
8/04 – Tokyo Hachioji, Japan @ Rips
8/05 – Osaka, Japan @ Clapper
8/06 – Kanazawa, Japan @ Music Base Extreme
8/07 – Niigata, Japan @ Golden Pigs Black Stage
8/08 – Tokyo Shinjuku, Japan @ Antiknock
8/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill^
8/12 – Orange County, CA @ Glasshouse^
8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo^
8/14 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean*
8/15 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean*
8/16 – Detroit, MI @ Pike Room#
8/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar#
8/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer#
8/19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall#
8/20 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair#
8/22 – Reading & Leeds, UK
8/23 – Reading & Leeds, UK
8/24 – Reading & Leeds, UK

$ = w/ Toy Boats + Apart From This
^ = w/ Cloakroom, Creative Adult, Fell To Low
* = w/ Superheaven, Pity Sex, and Cloakroom
# = w/ Superheaven, Pity Sex, and Ovlov

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