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Basement announce UK tour

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Basement have announced a UK tour in July.

They’ll play nine headline shows with support from Dinosaur Pile Up and The Sun Days, and have appearances at 2000 Trees Festival, X&Y Festival, Truck Festival and Tramlines Festival scheduled in between.

The Ipswich band are promoting their latest record, Promise Everything, which they wrote in long-distance writing sessions while guitarist Alex Henery was working in the US.

Henery told TeamRock: “It was really hard. The next record we want to focus on being all in the same room. No internet, no distractions, just all of us in one place and just writing. That really excites me.

“It was interesting to record like this, but it was stressful because you can’t just stay in the same room – you can’t just jam out ideas. A lot of the writing took place in the studio and in the practices that we had before and leading up to recording.

“We work well under pressure, so we made it work – but it’s not something I really want to do again.”

Basement will head to Australia later this month before returning for their UK run this summer.

Basement 2016 tour dates

May 23: Brisbane Triffid, Australia
May 24: Brisbane Lab, Australia
May 26: Newcstle Cambridge Hotel, Australia
May 27: Sydney Factory Theatre, Australia
May 28: Melbourne Arrows On Swanston, Australia
May 29: Melbourne Corner Hotel, Australia
May 30: Adelaide Fowlers Live, Australia
May 31: Perth Amplifier Bar, Australia
Jul 08: Cheltenham 2000 Trees, UK
Jul 10: Liverpool X&Y Festival, UK
Jul 12: Newcastle Riverside, UK
Jul 12: Carlisle Brickyard, UK
Jul 14: Cardiff Globe, UK
Jul 15: Wolverhampton Slade Rooms, UK
Jul 16: Oxfordshire Truck Festival, UK
Jul 18: Southend Chinnerys, UK
Jul 19: Brighton Haunt, UK
Jul 20: Tunbridge Wells Forum, UK
Jul 21: Southampton 1865, UK
Jul 22: Plymouth Hub, UK
Jul 23: Sheffield Tramlines Festival, UK

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