Basement's Top 7 Tour Van Songs
When they're not busy playing Dungeons And Dragons on tour, the British rockers are listening to some rad tunes to make their journeys between venues even sweeter. We got them to pick their favs and why they're the ultimate songs to listen to whilst on the road. Probably shouldn't rock out too hard to these if your driving, mind...
7. Winterfylleth - A Thousand Winters
Duncan Stewart (bass): "When it comes to black metal and its associated sub genres, I am very picky. So I put off listening to Winterfylleth for a long time and wrote them off as big standard atmospheric BM. But all it took was a van journey through the Norwegian country side and this song appearing on a playlist to get me completely hooked. I love everything about it, the chord progressions, the melodies, the production and the vocals. I like to listen to this song and imagine I'm riding a horse through the hills of a war torn medieval land, because I'd rather be doing that than sat in traffic on the M1."
6. Blur - Coffee And TV
Alex Henery (guitar): "I've always been fascinated by the Oasis/Blur beef and while Blur always seemed to be the underdog and didn't reach the heights of success that Oasis did, they still have some truly incredible songs. I find Coffee and TV to be such a fun and relaxing song. The guitars sound so smooth and the chorus is super catchy. I like playing this song when I'm driving early in the morning. Also the music video for this song is awesome!"
5. The Stooges - Search And Destroy
Ronan Crix (guitar): "It's just a great driving song. It's especially awesome if you're driving through a big city at night imagining all the crazy stuff that might be going on around you. Makes you feel invincible, ready to play a legendary show and act like a rock star. The down side is that eventually reality will set in and you realise you'll never be half the man Iggy Pop is and will probably be in bed before midnight after a relaxing post show cup of cocoa. Ah well eh?"
4. Jimmy Eat World - Work
Andrew Fisher (vocals): "There's something about this song that grabs me as soon as the intro hits. When I passed my driving test I just put all the Jimmy records I had on my computer onto my phone and drove around the Suffolk and Norfolk countryside. This song stood out and for some reason, just makes me feel great when I hear it. When I'm in the van recently I've been putting on Jimmy records because we all like them and because it's perfect to drive to. This song makes me think I can do anything and it really hits home how lucky I am to be driving around foreign countries and playing to different people every night. That's the coolest thing ever."
3. Paramore – Decode
James Fisher (drums): "I could probably pick any Paramore song, but considering this is probably the best song of all time, I should probably choose this one. This song makes me want to play and drums and sing really really well. It's mystical, mythical and has an air of vampirical werewolfery which is honestly my favourite kind of vibe. At the end of the day, this is a song that ends and I will instantly press replay, so that's a bloody choon isn't it!?"
2. Ovlov – The Well
"We've toured with Ovlov twice in America and they are one our favourites! They have amazing riffs and this track in particular just makes you want to smash your head into a wall. The band manage to mix super fuzzy, overblown guitars with gentle vocals and effortlessly transition from soft to heavy. If you like Dinosaur Jr, Smashing Pumpkins or Silversun Pickups check this out!!!!"
2. Ovlov – The Well
"Whenever this song comes on in the van we all air drum like crazy. It's a real ripper and will definitely make you drive way too fast as you listen to it. There are so many awesome QOTSA songs but this one stands out because the drum intro is just so insane. Turn this one up and put your foot down."
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