Details of Basement and the Ticket Luck value
Basement is a band from Ipswich that packs a serious punch. They first came on to the scene in 2009 and have since released two studio albums, three extended plays and a demo. After going on a hiatus for some time, their recent announcement about a reunion has come as a source of major joy for their fans. They may seem like an underground band that caters to a selected audience, but talk to anyone with Basement tickets to their sold-out US tour and they will tell you otherwise.
Basement began to perform in 2009 and that remained the case till 2012 before they called it a day after the This Is Goodbye tour. Memories of their last performance at the Camden Underground in London are still fresh in the minds of their hardcore fans. But the wait is finally over because they are back. The band announced their reunion on their Facebook page in January 2014 and now fans will finally get a chance to hear new tracks by their favorite band live on stage.
The hiatus was a carefully thought out practical decision. Every band member was working on “real-life stuff” as they call it. Andrew went back to school to to become a certified teacher. James graduated from art school and the rest worked on their own respective careers. They went away, did what they wanted to do and then came back to restart Basement.
Basement tickets are now in demand for their scheduled gigs at The Glass House in Pomona, the Echoplex in Los Angeles, the Subterranean in Chicago and The Sinclair Music Hall in Cambridge and other concerts on the road trip.
Basement's sound draws its inspiration from the 90's acts like Sunny Day Real Estate and the iconic Nirvana. The sound is heavy but a complete mix of beats, drums and some great guitar-work mixed in with catchy tunes. They released their debut extended play titled Songs About The Weather in May 2010 and just three months later, they had landed themselves a record deal with Run For Cover Records.
They were the only band from the United Kingdom on the label so expectations were high from a band that was quite young in terms of the time spent in the music world. They had talent and it all turned out to be a great experience for them. Basement started recording and came out with I Wish I Could Stay Here, their first ever full-length studio album. What followed were several promotional tours, including a trip to Australia. They also performed and traveled with Daylight to the United States. Then in 2012 came their second, and last before their hiatus album, Colormeinkindness.
Basement broke up suddenly and the news of their return came out of the blue as well. In this age of social media frenzy, the band managed to quietly get back together and also record and release a new EP, titled Further Sky. It has two new songs, “Summer's Color” and “Jet.” The EP also features the band's cover of “Animal Nitrate” by Suede.
The band members Andrew Fisher, Alex Henery, Ronan Crix and James Fisher are very clear about their music. According to them they are not here to “make it,” but are simply here to “make music.” They are independent and play an active part in every aspect of how they want the band to come across. From merchandise designs, flyer artwork and even the website they do it like they want to do it.
The most important thing is that they consider this a part of their lives as a creative outlet, rather than a full-time career. It's a fun and different approach to music from what we see these days and goes to show Basement is a project that is purely driven by the members' passion to make music. Now that they are on tour, it is a great chance for their fans to watch them live.
Basement are as unique as they come. They do things their own way and that arguably is their biggest strength as well.