GIG – Summer Camp at The Joiners – Mon 14th Nov 2011

Summer Camp are Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley. Started almost by accident one rainy weekend, the pair recorded a cover of the Flamingo’s I’ve Only Got Eyes for You and uploaded it to a secretive myspace page. The reaction was instantaneous and blogs were in touch within half an hour of uploading. Hipster US blog Gorilla Vs Bear lead the charge and posted the cover, triggering worldwide ripples of excitement and hype around the duo. When posting their first own song online, the Guardian were quick to announce “Summer Camp are going to be a big deal over the next few months” and they were not wrong.

London based Summer Camp now create the kind of utterly mesmeric, sepia-toned dream pop which seems predestined to form the perfect soundtrack to first kisses and adolescent crushes; romance and yearning. The melancholic “Ghost Train”, for instance, sounds not unlike girl groups from the 60’s wrapped in a warm blanket of lo-fi gauze and dusted lightly with pure pop sugar. This did not go unnoticed by hip London label Moshi Moshi, responsible for discovering and launching the careers of amongst others, Kate Nash, Hot Chip and Friendly Fires, and they released the track in March 2010 to much critical acclaim. ‘A’ Listed on BBC6 music and now named in the top 50 tracks of the year in NME Magazine, Ghost Train is a much adored pop song which cemented Summer Camp’s position as one of the most exciting new prospects of the year.

The duo went on to release an EP of tracks in autumn 2010 after storming the UK festivals.  They are currently penning their debut record, due for release early summer 2011. In March they satisfy huge US demand for a live show, when they play at SXSW music festival.

From The Joiners Website


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