Artist: Camp Cope
Album: “How to Socialise & Make Friends”
Label: Run For Cover Records
Reason We’re Cranking It: We hate the term “girl band” for many reasons. You’d never hear a trio made up of all dudes being called a “boy band,” so why does gender matter when it comes to women who write and record music? If something rocks and moves you, why in the hell of hells does the sex of those setting and igniting the emotional charges matter? The answer is, it doesn’t. And while much of “How to Socialise & Make Friends” is a call to arms on gender equality, the album itself accomplishes that message without even having to say it because when something is this good, it creates change whether people realize it or not.
What The Album Tells Us About Them: For a band that has only been together since 2015, Camp Cope is a more cohesive unit than those who have been creating alongside of each other for decades. The Aussie natives are not only delivering serious messages through their music, but they’re doing it seriously, setting a high bar for all 2018 albums to follow.
Track Stuck On Repeat: “The Opener” does in fact open “How to Socialise & Make Friends” and it features some incredibly powerful vocals from singer/guitarist Georgia “Maq” McDonald, quickly becoming one of our favorites behind a microphone. If you’re not inspired by this track, there’s a good chance you may be a little dead inside. Thankfully, the song is crafted in such a way that it will wake you up after a handful of times through.
Coming To A City Near You: Camp Cope tour dates can be found here.
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