Camp Cope Keep Crushing It; Drop Vibe-Heavy New Banger
Of all the bands we’ve seen make their breakthrough in 2016, Camp Cope are without a doubt the one that’s stuck out the most. Though largely unknown at the start of the year, the indie-punk trio have surged top of year-end lists with their cracking self-titled debut, an ever-expanding spread of national shows all around Australia, and campaigns like It Takes One that show just how passionate they are with what they do.
“Keep Growing” is the band’s first release since dropping their Poison City debut back in April, and while it keeps the same vibey atmosphere and prog-ish rawness, the cut doesn’t necessarily sound like anything on the record. We’d be surprised if it’s our first taste of a second full-length given how fresh the S/T still is, but wherever Camp Cope are heading, count us in for the ride.
When the band played “Keep Growing” at their album launch shows in May (then titled “Hair”), frontwoman Georgia Maq said, “That song is about my boyfriend in tenth grade. He refused to touch me because I didn’t shave my pubes.”
As for the rest of the year and beginning of next, Camp Cope still have a handful of shows on the horizon, including a sold-out Melbourne headline show and supporting slot with Julien Baker, two shows with Modern Baseball, and a string of dates on the Laneway Festival.
Lose yourself in “Keep Growing” below!
Thursday December 6th – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne SOLD OUT
w/ Julien Baker Saturday December 17th – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne SOLD OUT
w/ Harmony + Two Steps On The Water
Friday December 30th – NYE On The Hill, Victoria
Wednesday January 4th – Metro Theatre, Sydney
w/ Modern Baseball
Friday January 6th – 17 Russell, Melbourne
w/ Modern Baseball
Thursday January 26th – Laneway Festival, Brisbane
Saturday January 28th – Laneway Festival, Melbourne
Friday February 3rd – Laneway Festival, Adelaide
Saturday February 4th – Laneway Festival, Sydney
Sunday February 5th – Laneway Festival, Fremantle
Saturday March 11th – Golden Plains Festival, Victoria