Genre fluid but rock inspired band The Basements, currently based in Tucson and moving to Phoenix in August, played The Nile Underground in Mesa on April 22 and met with Lost In Concert ahead of their show to talk their formation, their writing process, and what they’re looking forward to as a group.
Comprised of singer Sebastian Driver, guitarist Brandon Pors, bassist Dylan Goode, and drummer Alex Sciortino, the band met primarily in college. Three of the members—Sebastian, Brandon, and Dylan—began playing in Dylan’s basement after meeting in school, and for their first performance, they needed a drummer. Brandon reached out to his friend Alex—the drummer in his previous band—and The Basements were formed.
“We keep our songs pretty vague and open for interpretation, and usually a member will come to the rest of the band with a riff, beat, or idea he came up with. Then we build on it, adding our own unique parts, and Sebastian writes the lyrics,” they explained of their creative process.
“We love making music. It’s a great form of expression, but the response we get from the audience is what really keeps us motivated to perform and record. We’re moving to Phoenix at the end of the summer, and we’re very excited to play with new bands and work in new environments. We’re also looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that come with playing in a big city.”