‘Always EP’ (Apricot Recording Company/Moshi Moshi)
Where Summer Camp’s 2011 debut ‘Welcome To Condale’ wove angsty tales from an imagined suburb deep in the heart of America, this latest EP finds its lovelorn narrator lost on a sticky dancefloor. It begins brilliantly – the disco euphoria of ‘Life’ is restorative with its pining vocals and soaring synths – whilst the title track sees Jeremy and Elizabeth dabble in Human League-like vocals. ‘City’ is Summer Camp’s trial-run at R&B – featuring an actual rap rapped by an actual real-life rapper – while the joyous beats of ‘Outside’ bubble like hipstermatic happy house. A manic experiment that bodes well for album two.