Friday October 23rd – 7:30pm to 11pm
British indie-pop duo Summer Camp were formed in 2009 by Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley. Initially shrouded in mystery, they released their first single Ghost Train on Moshi Moshi in early 2010, followed by the John Hughes-obsessed lo-fi/chillwave EP Young later that year. They hooked up with producer Steve Macke y (Pulp, MIA, Arcade Fire) for their debut LP Welcome To Condale, which the NME described as “Not just a summation of 21st-century alt.pop, but a compass pointing the way to its future adventures.” Tours with Robyn, Metronomy and Wild Beasts followed, as did a remix swap with St Etienne. The band – now a married couple – returned in 2012 with the Always EP, signing the way towards Summer Camp LP which they recorded with Stephen Street (the Smiths, Blur), and was a more hi-fi exploration of the themes that have always obsessed them: pop culture, nostalgia and love gone wrong.
In 2014 they released their first original film score for Charlie Shackleton (AKA Charlie Lyne)’s groundbreaking teen movie film essay Beyond Clueless, which was followed in 2015 by their Bad Love LP and Christmas EP, tracks from which were featured on Netflix’s Let It Snow in 2019.
Having released four albums and three EPs in six years, they decided to take a break to explore other creative projects. Warmsley found success as a film & TV composer, his many projects including collaborating with comedian Simon Amstell on his debut feature Carnage (BBC, 2017) and with Charlie Shackleton on Fear Itself and his award-winning Fish Story (Guardian, 2017). He also began working as a solo artist: in 2018 he released a solo track, Moment, which was featured on the BBC/Netflix drama Wanderlust starring Toni Colette. In 2019 he started a project called A Year, where he wrote and released a new track every month. January was playlisted on BBC 6 Music, and the finished record was described by Clash Music as “An album that demands repeat listens to learn its deep secrets”.