Summer Camp have a delicious new song called Crazy! They mock-hobble eachother in the video, presumably in an homage to Misery, not some IRL husband and wife tiffery!
Here’s an interview with them from our last issue, which you can get your hands on here. They have a new self-titled album out right now and so we thought it would be nice to make them randomly select some questions from a metallic Lady Gaga lunchbox. Weirdly, this is the first question they selected…
Why make a second album?
Jeremy: That’s a really difficult question because why does anybody do anything? Fear of death!
Elizabeth: I think it is really hard, though, because it’s so easy when you’re a new band and then when you’re on your second album and ancient like us, then it’s, like, “Oh fuck’s sake”. We did toy with the idea of quitting everything and starting a new band for the second album.
J: We have talked about whether we’d make a third album. You do have to make a conscious decision to keep going.
Have you ever been recognised in Tesco?
E: We don’t shop in Tesco. There’s not really one near us.
J: We think of ourselves as Waitrose people.
E: I love Whole Foods, but he doesn’t like it.
J: [Whispers] It’s a bit overpriced.
E: We’ve been recognised at a National Trust property though!
J: We were having tea with Elizabeth’s parents and one of the people that worked there recognised us.
E: It was the lamest thing. Obviously my parents were like ‘she’s made it!’
Who’s in charge of putting out the bins?
E: Jeremy. We have jobs and rules in the house and that’s his job.
J: They come on Mondays.
Gary, Nicole, Sharon or Louis?
J: I’ll leave this one to you. I actually don’t know who any of these people are.
E: Who’s Gary in that context? Oh is it Gary Barlow? We love Gary Barlow.
J: Yes, we do. I think he’s supremely talented.
E: We think he’s a genius.
Is this the end?
E: We have a song on our album called The End. It’s the first song on the album.
J: Yeah but we didn’t do it for that reason. It didn’t even occur to us that the first song on the album was called The End.
E: [Shocked] It was like your big plan!
J: For the song, not because it was called the end.
E: No, what? You were like, “I think it would be cool if we had the song The End at the start of the album”.
J: But not because it was called The End but just because of the song itself.
E: Oh. I see.
J: Apparently Elizabeth thought that was a genius idea.
E: No, I thought that’s what you were doing and I remember thinking, “it’s a bit glib, but whatever’”
J: God no, we should have thought of changing the title.
Do you ever wish Britney and Justin were still together?
E: I saw this amazing Tumblr showing just how much Justin loved Britney, which I wasn’t really aware of at the time.
J: Why did they break up?
E: She cheated on him with Fred Durst. Allegedly. I don’t wish they were still together. It would be great for her but I think she was holding her back. I think he was too loving.
Why does love always feel like a battlefield?
E: I don’t think it does. You know what I find weird? I’m married now and I’ve realised I’m quite a young person to be married and I’ve watched a lot of rom-coms recently and they’re all like, “What are they going to do, will they get together?” and none of it applies to my life anymore. The only films that apply to my life are ones starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson, where it’s like, “It’s so hard being old and having sex”, or it’s Julianne Moore and she realises she wants to have an affair with a straight guy when she’s gay. There’s this massive void for young, happy, married people.
J: There are films that feature those people but it’s not about the marriage.
E: Yeah it’s about the dog. There’s no respect for marriage. It’s always about the kids.
J: This Is 40 was really good with that.
E: But that’s about the struggle.
J: Struggle is more interesting.
E: I think you’re just prejudiced.
Puppies: Cute or ugly?
J: Is that even a thing?
E: I get the ref.
J: Oh, what’s it a ref to?
E: Can you think about it? [Puts on an American accent] “Puppies, cute or ugly?” “Do you like pizza?”
J: [Silence] Friends? Rachel and her mum?
E: Rachel and her mum! What an idiot.
J: Obviously they’re cute!Tweet