Release: Colourmeinkindness (Album)
Release Date: Out Now
‘Colourmeinkindness‘ is the second and likely to be the last Basement record for at least a while. The bands first release ‘I Wish I Could Stay Here’ is still a prevalent cast on the pop-punk scene even now with bands aplenty attempting to replicate the finery of said debut record. ‘Colourmeinkindess‘ was eagerly awaited to say the least.
‘Whole‘ opens the record, the angst-ridden vocals only complimenting the rhythm section in such a perfect way that it is impossible to imagine any other style fitting as wholly as Fisher‘s. The strength of ‘Whole‘ runs into the brilliance of ‘Covet‘, a grungey, droney and unique little number laced with a fully-suited vocal line. It is pessimistic and bleak yet somehow still maintaining a sort of strange, almost faux buoyancy and positivity.
‘Pine‘ is a slightly slower track, a track that embodies the line “I don’t love you / I just need to be loved”. There is nothing else that needs to be said regarding the latter mentioned two minutes and twenty seconds. Simple finery laced with the absolute depression that makes this very short track so very ingrained.
Hypnotic, beautiful and gentle comes ‘Breathe‘, a track that basically displays and showcases exactly what Basement can do. It is almost an oddball track that still stays rooted to the individual sound of the band with added slices of 90’s grunge thrown in here and there.
Although there is a high level of energy that drives ‘Colourmeinkindness‘, Basement don’t feel it necessary to continue at a ridiculous pace throughout the whole record, they are not afraid of advertising themselves within the different realms of genre. ‘Black‘ could be the lovechild of Make Do And Mend, Nirvana and Alice In Chains in the best possible way. The lyrics are poignant, firm and bold, a record this huge could warrant nothing less.
‘Wish‘ closes ‘Colourmeinkindness‘ on an almost high. Riff-driven, huge-sounding, melodic yet dischordant, ‘Wish‘ is a perfect way to leave the Basement loyal with something to remember the band by.
Judging by the absolute brilliance of ‘Colourmeinkindess‘, it is highly doubtful that this will be the bands last ever release, but, until next time, farewell Basement.
Reviewer: Luke Davis