Release Date: 19th May 2017
Label: Warner Bros
Lose Your Grip
For You The Moon
After abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of their 2012 breakthrough LPColourmeinkindness, the band went on to gain an intensely devoted posthumous following. The record went on to sell over 25,000 copies worldwide in the absence of live dates or press coverage. In 2014, the band reconnected and found time amongst other obligations to write and record the EPFurther Sky. Immediately inspired by the creative chemistry they felt from these sessions, Basement were ready to work on something more significant. More permanent.
Promise Everything is the band’s return to full-length writing and recording since the break. Sonically, the record breaks progressive new ground for Basement despite the creative process sharing much in common with previous endeavors. Challenged by the spacing out of members not only across the country, but across the globe, Promise Everything was written by piecing together songs from different members, sent back and forth over a short period of time. Without the luxury of a shared space or even a convenient time zone, the songs were only ever played by the full band while in the studio. Perhaps this is why on listening, Promise Everything feels like a conversation between different people, revealing different moods and feelings throughout.