It was music to our ears (quite literally!) when we heard the news that Basement were releasing a new record this year, and when they announced that they were bringing Joyce Manor and Ecca Vandal on their UK tour we couldn't wait to get down to a show. Check out our photo gallery of the Southampton date at 1865 here!
Cody is without a doubt Joyce Manor's most mature work, but that sounds like we're calling their previous records immature, when they were the exact opposite. In fact, we loved Joyce Manor for being some of the most self-aware punk out there. The band seem to have lost that a bit, and settled into a groove which is slightly more predictable. All the same, these new songs retain the band's signature honesty and lyrical finesse, and feels like a very much needed bridge into whatever they're going to do next.