Australian trio Camp Cope have officially released their new single ‘How to Socialise and Make Friends’, premiering on triple j ‘s Good Nights on the January 23rd. With clever and iconic lyrics, the title track preaches about independence and the resilience in being yourself regardless of the expectations of others while using melodic bass hooks and an upbeat rhythm to bring out the listener’s fun-loving, independent youth.
The track follows Camp Cope’s first released single ‘The Opener’ and is also the title track of their sophomore album How to Socialise & Make Friends that is set around the experiences of early adulthood regarding growth, loss, relicense and finding oneself. It also expresses the love shared among friends, especially female friends who shape and inspire you as a fellow woman and stand by you as a united front. How to Socialise & Make Friends has also been named one of 2018’s most anticipated album releases by Brooklyn Vegan, triple j and Rolling Stone Australia. Thier first single ‘The Opener’ has received praise from the likes of KEXP (Song of the Day), Pitchfork (“searing… never sounded more powerful”), SPIN (“a downcast, all-too-real protest of the status quo”) Stereogum (“a powerful indictment of sexism in the music industry and the ways in which toxic masculinity leads to doors being shut.”) and NPR, who premiered its live video filmed in the Utzon Room at Sydney Opera House, saying the track is “scathing… a song that speaks directly to issues not only of representation, but also indie rock’s virtue signalling
Success continues to grace these women regarding their Australian album tour as they have also announced that their Adelaide, Bulli and BOTH Melbourne shows have sold out. Camp Cope aren’t stopping there as their line up of supporting acts for the tour include Charity Belt (USA), Erica Freas in Hobart and Melbourne, Waterfall Person in Melbourne, Kellie Lloyd in Brisbane, She’s the Band in Adelaide, Moaning Lisa in Canberra, The
Nah in Bulli and Sports Bra in Sydney.
“They burn with the same messy feminist punk fire of Kathleen Hanna, Liz Phair, or even Lady Gaga—personal-political to the max, unapologetically loud and unwilling to settle for anything less than a radical overhaul of The Way Things Work.” – Pitchfork
“Cathartic and empowering” – KEXP
Available Tour Dates (w/ Special Guest – Chastity Belt)
Wednesday 14 March – Republic Bar, Hobart w/ Erica Freas
Saturday 17 March – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane w/ Kellie Lloyd (Screamfeeder)
Wednesday 21 March – Basement, Canberra w/ Moaning Lisa
Friday 23 March – The Metro, Sydney (AA) w/ Sports Bra