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.
How To Socialise & Make Friends Tracklist
1. "The Opener"
2. "How To Socialise & Make Friends"
3. "The Face of God"
6. "The Omen"
7. "Animal and Real"
8. "UFO Lighter"
9. "I've Got You"
Top photo: Camp Cope. Credit: Naomi Beveridge.
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