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Camp Cope Share Details of Second LP


Camp Cope Share Details of Second LP

On Thursday, Melbourne punk trio Camp Cope announced the details of their forthcoming second LP, How To Socialise & Make Friends. The album follows on from the band's critically acclaimed self-titled debut — which landed at #27 on Rolling Stone Australia's best albums of 2016 list — and is due to be released on March 2nd via Poison City Records. 

Earlier this month Camp Cope introduced the new LP with passionate track, "The Opener". The song is a blunt square-up of prevalent sexism in the music industry that, while hookless, still features vocalist Georgia Maq's trademark earworm lyricism — "it's another man telling us we can't fill up the room." As the title suggests the song opens the new record; view the full track list and album artwork below.

Elsewhere on the new LP, there's a wide thematic range covered, ranging from celebrations of independence ("Animal and Real") to an analysis of the bonds of friendship ("Anna") to a confronting recall of sexual assault ("The Face of God"). The nine-track release closes out with "I've Got You", featuring Maq in solo-mode, opening up about her late father's battle with cancer.

Camp Cope are set to preview the new material at a hometown show at The Forum on December 3rd, alongside Cash Savage and the Last Drinks and RVG.

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'How To Socialise & Make Friends' artwork

How To Socialise & Make Friends Tracklist
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"

Top photo: Camp Cope. Credit: Naomi Beveridge.


Topics: Camp Cope


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