This album from down under should be kept on the down low. Camp Cope, a female indie rock trio from Melbourne, Australia, released their first self-titled album in the United States on September 15th. From the opening bass lines of the intro track “Done” to their hit “Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams” you find yourself left vulnerable to the raw emotions of the lead singer Georgia McDonald.
With poetic narrative prose, Camp Cope brings you the comfort of those long late night conversations with an old friend. Leaving nothing untouched, the album converses on topics such as vulgar societal norms, catcalling, failed relationships, and humble beginnings. By the end of the album you will find yourself in a state of reflective serenity and will be left with Camp Cope’s musical passion as your newfound friend for consolation.
If you don’t want to take my word for it, all of Australia seems to be feeling the same way. The less than two-year-old band has received multiple awards and nominations. These include Faster Louder’s Album of the Year for 2016 and Best Emerging Act at the 2016 The Age Music Victoria Awards.
Camp Cope released their debut album under the U.S. record label Run For Cover Records. This label is home to other popular alternative bands such as Pinegrove and Modern Baseball. In addition, this Aussie trio spent early 2017 promoting this album opening for PUP and others as they traveled through Australia.
The talent and raw passion of this group radiates through not only their music but their performance as well. To see for yourself the vibrant personalities of these ladies you can find their performance and interview with Audiotree Live, a Chicago based artist discovery platform.
These vibrant performers’ musical careers are only beginning, so be sure to check out their debut album so you can follow their journey all the way through.