Video Premiere: Basement, 'Aquasun'

The English punk band is officially back with a new music video, a tour and album on Run For Cover.
Basement © Harley Pethybridge
By Elliott Sharp

Basement, the English rock band, disbanded following their "This Is Goodbye" tour in 2012. Unexpectedly, after they said farewell, their then-new album, "Coulourmekindness," kept earning praise. The fans wanted more and they wanted it now. So Basement gave the people what they wanted. 

Basement's back. And they have a brand new album, "Promise Everything," out Jan. 29 through Run For Cover Records (Citizen, Modern Baseball, Self Defense Family). You can pre-order it and check out the various merch bundles at the RFC website.

Today we're happy to premiere the music video for "Aquasun," a new song from Basement's upcoming album. There are fish, there are big electric guitars and there's an arcade. It was shot over the Christmas holiday in Felixstowe, near where the band grew up in Suffolk, England. Watch it below.

"Promise Everything" is a loud and urgent album about finding a place in the world. It's filled with the same YOLO spirit that brought Basement back from the ashes.

“This could disappear at any moment and we’d be crazy to throwaway this opportunity," says Basement guitarist Alex Henery about their decision to get back together. "We had to give it a shot."

Henery has lived in the U.S. (first Philadelphia, now Boston) for the past few years. This made recording the new album difficult because the rest of the band still lives in England. But they sent ideas back and forth across the pond, crammed in a few practices before hitting the studio and quickly banged out the album.

“It was a little tough but we made it work," says Henery. "But it’d be nice to go out into the woods and be isolated for a while when we make our next record.”

Hear that, Basement fans? He said, "our next record." There will be another Basement album after this one. Basement really is back. If you need even more proof, go see them on tour. Dates below.

Basement Tour Dates

04/06 - San Diego, CA - Lampost Warehouse*
04/07 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex*
04/08 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory*
04/09 - San Francisco, CA - Slims*
04/10 - Sacramento, CA - Boardwalk*
04/12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey*
04/13 - Portland, OR - Analog*
04/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court*
04/16 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
04/18 - Minneapolis, MN - Garage*
04/19 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge*
04/20 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar*
04/21 - Columbus, OH - Skully's*
04/22 - Detroit, MI - Majestic*
04/23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar*
04/24 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club*
04/26 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate*
04/27 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage*
04/29 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA*
04/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*
05/01 - Boston, MA - Royale*

* = w/ Turnstile, Defeater, Colleen Green

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