Camp Cope, a rock trio hailing from Australia, have released two totally great albums. Their first, self titled LP dropped back in 2016, while their sophomore release How To Socialize & Make Friends came out back in March this year. The band create sometimes melancholic, sometimes rocking guitar-based songs that seek to take control and reclaim power. Thematically, that weave in and out of political ideas, personal accounts, and generally well-thought out stories all while maintaining a sense of unity.
Camp Cope’s debut flew a bit under the radar, sadly. And it looks like the incredible How To Socialize & Make Friends is following a similar trajectory. Too often this happens with artists who deserve more ears on them. Lucky for, well all of us, NPR has given the band a spotlight with their Tiny Desk Concert Series. The band travel through three brilliant tracks that show off their tightness as a unit of musicians. They gel seamlessly together, that it’s incredibly easy to get swept up in their groove. Similarly, it’s impossible to not be lured in with singer/guitarist Georgia McDonald’s absolute powerhouse of a voice and knack for clever, engaging lyrics. If you have been sleeping on the band’s new album, this video will likely push you into checking it out.
Watch Camp Cope’s full Tiny Desk performance down below.