Basement entered into a weird, quasi-legendary status among emo / punk fans before they released their last record, the indie/grunge-filled colourmeinkindness, in October 2012. The Ipswich, UK-based group went on hiatus before the album dropped, and their final UK shows were insane events.
For fans in the States, the band came and went before they reached the height of their popularity and critical acclaim. They caused a spark earlier this year, though, when they announced that they would be playing a few (now sold-out) shows in the U.S., Australia, Japan and the UK. Coming back to life for a few shows and giving fans who never saw them the opportunity to experience a Basement show was enough for many, but the group threw another curveball this week with the announcement of secretly-recorded three-song EP.
Further Sky will come out on July 29 and you can listen to the first single, "Summer's Colour," below.
The track picks up almost right where Basement left off with colourmeinkindness. Andrew Fisher's lead vocals drag along almost lazily, but deliver instantly identifiable emotion over swirling guitars as he sings, "Friend of a friend / They mention you and me / I'm lost in you." The song's most intense part comes nears its end, when Fisher amps up the intensity, repeating "Queen in a dream" after a guitar-heavy bridge.