These days, stumbling upon a rock band that will actually stand the test of time is a rarity. For almost a decade now, Basement has been proving that their music is built to last, and they don’t look like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon since they’ve got a new album ready to drop. Today, we’re exclusively premiering the English band’s latest single “Stigmata.” Lead vocalist Andrew Fisher elaborated on the inspiration behind the moody song in an email to Highsnobiety.
“‘Stigmata’ was the first time I had tried a different tuning and the song pretty much came out all in one go,” he said. “It felt really organic-in fact I think the arrangement on the record is the same as the demo I first showed anyone. The lyrics are about the times when you feel incredibly low without any real reason, and how in those times you feel there is no other way to be.”
In addition to embarking on a North American headlining tour next month, Basement will be rolling out a fresh line of merch on the road. Highsnobiety also has the first look at the collection which references everything from Vintage Polo to Cali Thornhill DeWitt. Scroll down to peep a preview and for the full list of dates head here.
Basement’s fourth studio album BESIDE MYSELF is officially out on October 12 via Fueled By Ramen. Let the guitars crash on you and stream the track through the visualizer below.
For more of our premieres, check out The Marías’ new single “Clueless” right here.