Basement Saints is a Swiss Rock band based in Solothurn. It was formed by Anton Delen and Tobias Arn in August 2012 after both left their previous bands as Rhythm guitarists. Their first few concerts were basically live Jam sessions with Anton on drums and microphone while Tobias played the guitar. They soon found a drummer, Ivan Rende, an Italian living in Solothurn.
They organized their own concerts and played mostly for friends, building a small following. In the summer of 2013 they performed almost every weekend, having more concerts than rehearsals. They achieved 2nd place in a large-scale band contest and Producer Reto Burrell taught them a few tricks to ready them for the studio. Pressure grew heavy on Ivan. With heavy hearts he parted with the band.
Two months before recording the EP, Samuel Jaussi was welcomed on drums. They recorded their EP Free Souls live in a single day. In February 2014 they filmed their video clip for Rainbow Nation independently with Sven Probst, founder of Cutback Films.
They performed almost every weekend, playing shows in- and outside of Switzerland and even made it on Swiss television with a 15 minute live concert at one of the most famous venues in Switzerland: Kofmehl, Solothurn.
The Radio started playing their songs and every song on the EP was used in either Skateboard or Snowboard video clips. Hence came a sponsoring deal with Doodah, a skate-, snowboard and clothing franchise in Switzerland.
They won a prize for the support of young talents in the city of Grenchen and started a crowdfunding campaign to fund their new Album.