With the release of their sophomore album How To Socialise & Make Friends just over the horizon, Australian trio Camp Cope are certainly doing a great job of staying on people’s radar. Just two weeks after releasing a scathing, timely live video of the album’s lead single “The Opener” performed at the Sydney Opera House, the band has returned with the album’s second single, and its title track.
“How To Socialise & Make Friends” was recorded live at Holes and Corners in South Melbourne, Australia in just three takes, and does a great job of showcasing singer/guitarist Georgia Maq’s quirky, yet spot-on observational lyricism about what it’s like to struggle socially, but still yearn for those connections. Combined with clean guitars, crisp drums, and a bass line that incorporates all the instrument’s strings (where most punk bands only use to lower two!), the track is yet another sign that How To Socialise & Make Friends is going to be a standout record in 2018. Check out the track above.
How To Socialise & Make Friends is out on March 2nd via Run For Cover Records. Pre-order it here. Camp Cope recently withdrew from a support slot on Turnover’s upcoming full-US tour, but is in the process of making alternative plans to return this spring.