Summer Camp are a relatively new band and made their debut at the Owl Parliament Event at Union Chapel in February. The band consist of Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey. Jeremy was a solo folk artist while Elizabeth is a editor on the online lifestyle magazine Platform. To start off with the identity of the band was shrouded in secrecy and the Union Chapel gig was the first time they had performed to the public. At that event they only performed 2 songs Ghost Train and Round The Moon. This was also Jeremy’s last solo gig as he was stopping to concentrate on Summer Camp. The band were then signed to independent label Moshi Moshi who have had the likes of Kate Nash, Slow Club and Florence and the Machine on their roster. Debut single Ghost Train had a limited run of 1000 copies and follow up Round The Moon has only been released. Neither band member appear in the videos to these songs. They are structured like films you would get in the 80’s. Young which is the debut EP was released the same time as Round The Moon and features 6 infectious pop songs. Minus the two singles my favourite song from the EP has to be Was It Worth It? then again I like Why Don’t You Stay as well.
I have seen this band live on a number of occassions (well 4 to be exact) and they are most definately someone to keep your eye on. The music is fantastic and they have plenty more material that has not been released i.e Summer Camp or It’s Summer (N.B It’s Summer featured as the B Side on Round The Moon). They are a band well worth seeing live. At the moment they are only supporting but it wont be long before they headline.
Summer Camp embark on a tour with Frankie & The Heartstrings this October. Also from meeting both Elizabeth and Jeremy they will be going into the studio to record their debut album which will be released next year.
To hear more from Summer Camp and keep up with the latest go to: www.myspace.com/summercampmusic