I’ve been waiting a while to put this one up as I wanted to do it right and cover everything this fantastic band did in their time in the Perth scene.
Love Camp seemed to find their way into the hearts of people within every sub-scene that Perth had. It was not uncommon to see them playing a 10 band punkrock show at the White Sands, and the next night playing the Grovesnor frontroom with Perths indie pop mainstays. They played live prolifically throughout their time in the Perth scene and were hilarious to watch on stage. Once things ended with Love Camp, members went on to form bands such as Whitechapel and The Order Of The Black Werewolf.
Their old auspunk website still exists by way of a ‘reocities’ mirror, and you can find it here. They had another website hosted on zoob.net which seems to have been killed in between me finding it and writing this blog entry, typical.
For now I’ve stolen the bio they had up there for your reading pleasure.
Love Camp 7 are a 3 piece Perth band who are a bit of a mixed bag, including funk, metal, pop and punk in their music. They are regular giggers on the Perth scene since their debut in May 97 and have supported such bands as Rancid, No Fun At All, MXPX, Sprung Monkey, Custard, The Porkers, Pollyanna and Frenzal Rhomb. They have also played at Warped 99 (local stage), Yac It Up ’99 plus supported local Perthites Three Orange Whips and Wax Tadpole for their respective cd launches. They shared their own cd launch in Nov 98 (for Oddly Slightway) with buddies Cochineal even though the cd wasn’t ready until two weeks later.
During 99 they have played a huge amount of gigs considering they have been in the studio recording their debut album Clean ‘Em All, an 16 tracker plus also a split 7″ with the Three Orange Whips. Played a heap of local Kiss My Wami gigs at the end of July. Mid year Yianni (from fellow Perth band, Billings Method) filled in for vocalist/guitarist Ant as he was studying and this didn’t harm LC7 one bit.
They supported Bordello for their album launch in early December and played a big festival type thing at City Farm on December 19th. Their long awaited debut will be launched to coincide with Three Orange Whips’ release, with 100 or so albums released early in December before the proper release in early 2000. Ant returned to the band in 2000 and they played at the Seekret Army cassette launch aswell as on the green stage of the Perth Big Day Out. Unfortunately in mid February drummer Chris decided to quit the band as he wanted to start playing the guitar again. In March supported 28 Days at the City Of Stirling Festival. The guys split up in late 2000 when Mike decided to head to Melbourne.
And now for the music in order of release :
November 1997 ‘Chicha’ demo – this isn’t uploaded here.
December 1998 ‘Oddly Slightway’ ep
January 2000 ‘Clean ‘Em All’ CD LP. This was called ‘Smell The Glove for a while, later changed to Clean Em All.
Proposed artwork when it was still known as ‘Smell The Glove’. Can not be unseen!
Thank you for the music Wafer, Agostini and Ant. You were loved and cherished.