CAMP COPE

debut at #6 on ARIA charts with 2nd album

‘HOW TO SOCIALISE & MAKE FRIENDS’

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Camp Cope

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+ Album on the Week on FBi Radio w/c March 12 +
+ Album of the Week on Triple R w/c March 12 +
+ Feature Album on triple j w/c March 5 +
+ Album of the Day on Bandcamp +
+ Album of the Week in Beat Magazine, Herald Sun +
+ Album of the Month in STACK (March) +
+ #1 JB HiFi vinyl charts +

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Camp Cope

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Praise for How to Socialise & Make Friends:

“Since their formation in 2015 the trio have made their mark as a crucial presence in Australian music, fusing dynamic and impassioned musicianship with refreshingly honest, no-bullshit lyricism.”  FBi Radio (Album of the Week)

“The catharsis is mirrored in the music – punk and folk infused arrangements that sweep, soar and strike with profound impact. These new songs are personal, filled with keenly observed and deeply felt experience. And they are universal, with the strength to connect and empower.” Triple R (Album of the Week)

“For a generation that’s grown up watching vocal talent quests, hearing the unrestrained gusto of McDonald singing these simple, direct songs will be empowering. In 20 years, young women especially will approach her and thank Camp Cope for encouraging them to pick up a guitar and tell their own stories. And so the baton will be passed, and picked up again.” Andrew Stafford, The Guardian (4 stars)

“On an album that will shape things to come, Camp Cope allow little room for excuses – be it for their own wit and emotion or for being on the receiving end of something untoward. Important and beautifully crafted, How To Socialise & Make Friends is a soundtrack for what are (hopefully) shifting times.” Ruby Pivet, Beat Magazine (Album of the week)

“The lyrics and the message in the songs, they’re very passionate and very engaged… This has been a great discovery for me” Robin Hilton, All Songs Considered on NPR (Best New Music)

“it delivers a powerful dose of catchy indiepop riffs” Ally-Jane Grossan, Bandcamp (Album of the Day)

“It’s emo at its finest, and the record ends as emotionally as it begins.” Ilana Kaplan, The Independent UK (4 stars)

“The second album from the Australian trio hums with rage and retribution, executed with biting specificity and vast emotional range” Melissa Giannini, Pitchfork (7.8) 

“Cathartic and empowering” Cheryl Waters, KEXP.

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Recorded live at Holes and Corners in South Melbourne in just two days, Camp Cope’s sophomore album How to Socialise & Make Friends anchors on the cycles of life, loss and growth, through resilience and those moments of finding and being yourself. It celebrates the joys of being an independent unit and knowing who you are without any influence from external factors, and non-romantic love felt towards friends; the women who shape you and women working together to find strength in numbers. A raw account of sexual assault and the feelings of isolation that follow is painted, while the album closer shows Georgia solo, singing of her late father’s battle with cancer and their close friendship that prevails, even in death.

How to Socialise & Make Friends debuted at #6 on the ARIA Charts this past weekend, making the highest local and international debut of the week. They were one of only three new charting positions in the Top 50, and the only in the Top 10. Their debut self-titled album debuted at #36 in April of 2016.

Camp Cope’s Australian tour with Chastity Belt (USA) and a stacked lineup of local supports kicks off in Hobart tomorrow night. All shows ex-Brisbane have sold out and these will be some of Camp Cope’s only headline shows of the year. Erica Freas (RVIVR) will join them in Hobart and the Thursday night show in Melbourne, with Waterfall Person opening on the Friday night. Kelly Lloyd (Screamfeeder) will join them in Brisbane, She’s The Band opens in Adelaide, Moaning Lisa will support in Canberra, with The Nah joining them in Bulli and Sports Bra in Sydney.

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Camp Cope

Tour poster by Susanna Sykes.

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Poison City presents

CAMP COPE

Australian Tour

March 2018

with special guests Chastity Belt (USA)

Wednesday 14 March – Republic Bar, Hobart  SOLD OUT
w/ Erica Freas

Thursday 15 March – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne SOLD OUT
w/ Erica Freas

Friday 16 March – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne SOLD OUT
w/ Waterfall Person

Saturday 17 MarchTivoli Theatre, Brisbane w/ Kellie Lloyd (Screamfeeder)
Tickets from the venue SELLING FAST

Tuesday 20 March – Jive, Adelaide SOLD OUT
w/ She’s the Band

Wednesday 21 March – The Basement, Canberra SOLD OUT
w/ Moaning Lisa

Thursday 22 March – Heritage Hotel, Bulli SOLD OUT
w/ The Nah

Friday 23 March – The Metro, Sydney SOLD OUT
w/ Sports Bra

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CAMP COPE

‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’ [LP]

out now on Poison City Records

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‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’

track list:

1. The Opener
2. How To Socialise & Make Friends
3. The Face of God
4. Anna
5. Sagan-Indiana
6. The Omen
7. Animal and Real
8. UFO Lighter
9. I’ve Got You

*album cover photo by Michelle Grace Hunder

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 CAMP COPE
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 AMNPLIFY – SS