Basement always had a massive soft spot for 1990s alternative music. New single Aquasun makes no exception there. Heavy guitars, rolling basslines and huge drum sounds pave the way, all while singer Andrew Fisher adds his vocals to give the whole sound a slightly stoned touch. It’s so reminiscent of a sound we all grew up with. And Basement manage to take you back without sounding outdated.
The video for Aquasun takes the sonic aesthetic and translates it into a visual. Take an arcade, a guy with glasses like Milo Aukerman, a hazy lit band practice room, golden glitter in front of a black screen and close ups of Andrew Fishers face. It all adds up. And it all works. Angsty lyrics make the song a perfect homage to 1990s Alternative. Aquasun is another great teaser for the bands upcoming album Promise Everything, out via Run For Cover Records on 29th of January.
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