Recorded live at Holes and Corners in South Melbourne in just two days, Camp Cope’s sophomore album How to Socialise & Make Friends anchors on the cycles of life, loss and growth, through resilience and those moments of finding and being yourself. It celebrates the joys of being an independent unit and knowing who you are without any influence from external factors, and non-romantic love felt towards friends; the women who shape you and women working together to find strength in numbers. A raw account of sexual assault and the feelings of isolation that follow is painted, while the album closer shows Georgia solo, singing of her late father’s battle with cancer and their close friendship that prevails, even in death.
How to Socialise & Make Friends debuted at #6 on the ARIA Charts this past weekend, making the highest local and international debut of the week. They were one of only three new charting positions in the Top 50, and the only in the Top 10. Their debut self-titled album debuted at #36 in April of 2016.
Camp Cope’s Australian tour with Chastity Belt (USA) and a stacked lineup of local supports kicks off in Hobart tomorrow night. All shows ex-Brisbane have sold out and these will be some of Camp Cope’s only headline shows of the year. Erica Freas (RVIVR) will join them in Hobart and the Thursday night show in Melbourne, with Waterfall Person opening on the Friday night. Kelly Lloyd (Screamfeeder) will join them in Brisbane, She’s The Band opens in Adelaide, Moaning Lisa will support in Canberra, with The Nah joining them in Bulli and Sports Bra in Sydney.