Presently enjoying a well-deserved breakout in 2016 are Melbourne power trio Camp Cope. Their self-titled debut record has topped mid-year lists around the country off the back of honest and evocative singles like Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams, Lost: Season 1 and Done.
The wildfire success of Camp Cope has also led to hugely-anticipated spots at both their label Poison City’s I Love Life Festival in Brisbane and Sydney as well as Melbourne’s Weekender Fest. To add to that, they have also just announced a string of hugeco-headlining sideshows in between these appearances, joining another world-beating all-girl trio (and a formative influence on Camp Cope) in Philadelphia rockers Cayetana.
Kicking off this September, the two bands will induce all manner of goosebumps and feels (in between throwing them around like confetti at Weekender and I Love Life) in Woolloongong, Canberra and Sydney respectively.
Camp Cope are part of an ever-growing group of women absolutely killing it and taking over a once male-dominated Australian music scene. They tackle a litany of modern issues in their music and channel untold amounts of raw, gritty human emotion through their rollicking rock sound, a combination that has had audiences screaming along to every word.
The tour also represents Cayetana’s debut Australian shows, having formed in 2011 and releasing their debut album Nervous Like Me in 2014 along with their Tired Eyes 7” this year, but unfortunately never previously finding enough time to get to Australia.
It promises to be a couple of huge weeks in September. Tickets are available now through poisoncityrecords.com.
Cayetana and Camp Cope Australian Tour
Thu, Sep 8th: Prekender Party, John Curtin Hotel (Melbourne, Camp Cope not appearing)
Sat, Sep 10th: Weekender Fest, Corner Hotel (Melbourne, Cayetana not appearing)
Sun, Sep 11th: Weekender Fest, Corner Hotel (Melbourne, Camp Cope not appearing)
Tue, Sep 13th: Rad Bar, Woolloongong
Wed, Sep 14th: Transit, Canberra
Thu, Sep 15th: Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Sat, Sep 17th: I Love Life Fest, Manning Bar (Sydney)
Sun, Sep 18th: I Love Life Fest, The Triffid (Brisbane)
Image: Matt Warrell