Basement Announce Indefinite Hiatus After Current U.S. Tour

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UK indie rockers Basement have announced plans to go on an indefinite hiatus after wrapping up their U.S. tour, which kicked off July 20th at Santa Barbara’s Sound & Fury Fest. The band just finished recording their second album ‘Colourmeinkindness’, with producer Sam Pura in Northern California this week. The album will be released by Run For Cover Records this fall.

In a joint statement released to the media yesterday, the band says:

Now ‘Colourmeinkindness’ is finished, we head out to play a string of shows across America. Due to a number of personal commitments, this record and these shows will be the last thing we do as a band for a very long time. Basement has never been about achieving anything; it was simply an enjoyable outlet for creativity and emotion. That being said, we are incredibly grateful for the support we have received over the last two years. We have managed to do some amazing things and see some incredible places and the people we have met along the way will be our friends forever. We seriously cannot express sufficiently how much this means to us. We all have things going on outside of the band that require a lot of time and attention and now more than ever these things have to come first.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jul 20 – Sound & Fury Fest in Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 21 – Sound & Fury Fest in Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 22 – Sound & Fury Fest in Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 23 – East Side Joes in Las Vegas, NV
Jul 24 – Aladdin Jr’s in Pomona, CA
Jul 25 – Pioneer in Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 26 – Branch Street in Sacramento, CA
Jul 27 – The Holland Project in Reno, NV
Jul 28 – Salt Lake Foursquare in Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 29 – The Blast O Mat in Denver, CO
Jul 30 – TBA in Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 31 – 1919 Hemphill in Dallas, TX
Aug 1 – The Mohawk in Austin, TX
Aug 2 – The Firehouse in Birmingham, AL
Aug 3 – No Control in Savannah, GA
Aug 4 – Transitions Art Gallery in Tampa, FL
Aug 5 – The Talent Farm in Pembroke Pines, FL
Aug 6 – Buro Bar in Jacksonville, FL
Aug 7 – Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 8 – Shaka’s in Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 9 – Planet Trog in Allentown, PA

Basement Begin Work On Second Album

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Basement will be recording the follow-up to their 2011 debut album ‘I Wish I Could Stay Here’ this month in California with Sam Pura of The Panda Studios. The record will be released through Run For Cover this fall. The UK emo punk band just wrapped up some tour dates in Australia and will be starting a U.S. tour with Dead End Path, Daylight and Soul Search after performing at the 2012 Sound and Fury Festival in California July 20-22.

Basement Tour Dates:
Jul 20 – Sound & Fury Fest in Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 21 – Sound & Fury Fest in Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 22 – Sound & Fury Fest in Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 23 – East Side Joes in Las Vegas, NV
Jul 24 – Aladdin Jr’s in Pomona, CA
Jul 25 – Pioneer in Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 26 – Branch Street in Sacramento, CA
Jul 27 – The Holland Project in Reno, NV
Jul 28 – Salt Lake Foursquare in Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 29 – The Blast O Mat in Denver, CO
Jul 30 – TBA in Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 31 – 1919 Hemphill in Dallas, GA
Aug 1 – The Mohawk in Austin, TX
Aug 2 – The Firehouse in Birmingham, AL
Aug 3 – No Control in Savannah, GA
Aug 4 – Transitions Art Gallery in Tampa, FL
Aug 5 – The Talent Farm in Pembroke Pines, FL
Aug 6 – Buro Bar in Jacksonville, FL
Aug 7 – Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 8 – Shaka’s in Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 9 – Planet Trog in Allentown, PA

Basement July UK Tour With Title Fight

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Basement announced a July UK tour supporting their label mates, Title Fight. The tour will start July 6th, the day after their debut LP, ‘I Wish I Could Stay Here’ is released on Run For Cover Records. On the off dates of the tour the band will play a record release show in their hometown of Ipswich, UK as well as a show in Norwich, UK with Polar Bear Club and Man Overboard. Catch the band at the 2011 Ghost and Hevy Fest.

June 26 – Leeds University @ Ghost Fest
July 6 – London, UK @ Old Blue Last w/ Title Fight
July 7 – Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks w/ Title Fight
July 8 – Ipswich, UK @ Grinning Rat (Record Release)
July 9 – Southampton, UK @ Unit Club w/ Title Fight
July 11 – Manchester, UK @ Star and Garter w/ Title Fight
July 12 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit w/ Title Fight
July 13 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts w/ Title Fight
July 14 – Norwich, UK @ Waterfront w/ Polar Bear Club and Man Overboard
August 6 – Kent, UK @ Hevy Fest

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