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A rich but straggling album.
Bands are often complimented on sounding ‘effortless,’ as though good music only ever appears already fully-formed. Melbourne-based Camp Cope sound the very opposite of effortless, and that doesn’t mean the effect is any less startling.
The New York rockers’ fast-paced 2016 debut album, ‘Never Enough’, was full of the raucous sing-alongs and jangling riffs you’d expect from a group of boys who dropped out of high school and ran away to the city. In Manhattan, they found the rock’n’roll lifestyle they’d chased, in the form of alcohol-fuelled public fights (usually with one another), and days of drug-induced hazes.
"How is this happening?/How is this happening?/I can't breathe/I can't see," sings POLIÇA vocalist Channy Leaneagh on "How Is This Happening," the 10-minute-long lead single off the Minneapolis-based band's collaboration with s t a r g a z e.