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Summer Camp

The London-based duo set to release their debut album on their own label as an offshoot from Moshi Moshi present their heartfelt songs on a platter

Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley are the London duo that make up Summer Camp. Reminiscent of Blondie and Bowie, they weave indie, electro and pop together in an eighties haze of distorted synth and powerful vocals. ‘Welcome to Condale,’ their debut full length album, is released on the band’s own Apricot Recording Company imprint in conjunction with Moshi Moshi and Pledgemusic this Halloween.

Expect songs that sound like vinyl on a jukebox. Their music is about being young: the heartache, longing and awkwardness that make up the teenage years when school prom and summer camp were the biggest events of the year. The pair use footage from old films and photographs of teenagers through the decades as inspiration; colourful, unsure, young and in love, these are the visual counterparts to Summer Camp’s sound.

WHAT'S

...your secret talent?
Elizabeth does voiceovers where she plays small children. Jeremy is a runway model.

...your worst vice?
Elizabeth eats cake in bed. Jeremy is just too modest for his own good. Seriously, it's a problem.

...the story behind your name?
Has been told so many times in so many ways...

...your favourite sound?
For Elizabeth it's the sound of someone talking in their sleep. You always hear something funny. For Jeremy it's the sound of bacon cooking.

...your worst fashion secret?
Elizabeth's sparkly jumpsuit that is currently for sale on Pledge. Why has no one snapped it up yet?! Jeremy's is irredescent corduroy trousers.

...your favourite website?
Elizabeth's is HelloGiggles, which is Zooey Deschanel's project and it's AWESOME (she might be biased). Jeremy's is badmachinery.com, a brilliant & long-running UK web comic by the world's indiest man.

...good for breakfast?
Elizabeth doesn't eat breakfast, but if she did, it would be crumpets with raspberry jam. Jeremy is a fan of black pudding.

...the best thing about where you're from?
Elizabeth grew up in Walton-On-Thames, the best thing about it was that it was near Kingston where there was a music scene (high five for Banquet records). Jeremy grew up in Kingston so he wins.

...at the top of your shit list?
A toilet.

...are you listening to now?
Our own record, and biting our nails.

How would you describe your work?
Completely. Mental.

Catch them playing round the UK this November