After abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of their 2012 breakthrough LP Colourmeinkindness, Basement went on to gain an intensely devoted posthumous following. The band returns with Promise Everything, the band’s first time back to full-length writing and recording since their hiatus and announce Australian tour performing in Brisbane, Woolloongabba, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Richmond, Adelaide and Perth.
Basement returns to Australia in May with special guests Turnover and Perth’s Break Even. Sonically, Promise Everything breaks progressive new ground for Basement and situates them at the forefront of the rock world, pairing aggression with an inherent sense of melody. Despite years spent apart, it would seem Basement’s musical conversation has always lingered – and as their first true cohesive document, Promise Everything is only the beginning.
Along for the ride are special guests Virginia Beach’s Turnover, a band never afraid of telling the truth. The emotional honesty poured out over a number of anthemic releases has been a proven formula of success for the band, but on their sophomore LP Peripheral Vision, the band treads into deeper water. Peripheral Vision solidifies the idea that Turnover is a band with its finger on the pulse of its generation: growing and learning with every release, but never failing to provide a relatable, cathartic experience for anyone listening.
Break Even has endured almost every experience a young band can — the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. In a scene flooded with bands that choose to focus on anger and apathy, Break Even separate themselves from the pack by encouraging the listener to find the bright side in everything, whether it be in life, in dreams, or in loss. Catch them as they open these very special shows.
Tickets on sale Friday 8 January at 9am local time. Grab yourself a ticket and head down to a show near you.