Summer Camp – a name that conjures up images of sun, ice cream and swimming pools; and a name perfect for this summery indie pop band.
Made up of real-life couple Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley, Summer Camp started off almost by accident, purely by posting a song on Myspace and receiving unexpected acclaim. After remaining secret for a while, claiming at times to be from Sweden, the attention grew into a storm of hype. Indeed, only formed in 2008, the band has been on a whirlwind adventure since then.
Producing harmonious dream pop with lo-fi elements – a mix of Cults and Best Coast – the band was quickly snapped up by label Moshi Moshi, releasing the single ‘Ghost Train’ to huge excitement – it was named in the top 50 tracks of the year by NME. After playing the summer festival circuit, including Reading and Leeds, the band released full EP Young, full of infectious indie pop ditties with beautiful vocal harmonies and idyllic hooks.
Summer Camp have continued this formula with their recently released first full LP named Welcome to Condale, a concept album based on a fictional LA town. So if you’re looking for a bit of cheer and sunshine this week, head down to The Joiners on Monday.
Tickets cost £7.50 online and £9.00 on the door.