I feel particulary stupid labeling Kamp! as an emerging band. They seem “emerged” alright. In my hometown every friend is a fan and I remember hundreds of meters long queues in front of venues they were playing. Almost 17.000 likes on their fan page seem to prove the point.
Since 2008, when the synth pop trio was formed, they have toured most of the globe from China to USA, without even releasing a proper longplay. What makes Kamp! so special then (apart from pretty faces of course!)? They have an incredible gift for composing catchy tunes. From powerful disco numbers to nostalgic synth almost-ballads, every single song moves your feet. Mixing 80′s new wave, 70′s krautrock and 90′s french house genres, the band is often compared to Cut Copy, Justice or Royksopp, however the boys themselves often state Bowie as the main inspiration. There! Try to find all references to Ziggy Stardust’s career in the band’s biggest hit “Breaking a ghost’s heart”:
In September 2011 Kamp! released their first international EP “Cairo” in D.I.S.C.O Texas label:
Now they are putting finishing touches to their debut album which will be released soonish and managing their own net label- Brennnessel – where you can download Kamp! ‘s, as well as several other great artists’ (be sure to check Michell Phunk) tunes for absolutely free.