Unfiltered and raw, Basement's colourmeinkindness, cuts with the emotional honesty of a personal diary backed with a flawlessly represtative soundtrack. The young UK band's sophomore LP is also their swan song - Basement has announced an indefinite hiatus following record release shows this winter - and their record burns with the cathartic, confessional urgency of leaving it all on this one last document.
Further Sky breaks Basement's musical silence following their final acclaimed 2012 full-length Colourmeinkindess. Boasting two new songs and a cover of Suede's Animal Nitrate, the EP updates the band's alternative rock explorations with a decidedly British flavour. Recorded spring 2014 at North London's Livingston Studio (The Clash, Bjork, Jesus and Mary Chain), new tracks Summer's Colour and Jet build upon past work adding more complex interwoven melodies touched with the subtle psychedelic tendencies of Swervedriver and Failure. Animal Nitrate provides the perfect cousin to Basement's originals, operating in the same melodic headspace with lively instrumentals and a shimmering chorus.