5/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 12 September 2013
Oh gawd, I thought I was taking one for the team by reviewing some kind of Tennis/Beach House/Best Coast style well-polished slacker pop but this Summer Camp album actually turns out to be some kind of soft, sticky yacht-pop mess, produced presumably with fans of ‘90s chart pop in mind. The real enigma here is how this Sophie Ellis Bextor-a-like business has ended up on the usually reliable Moshi Moshi.
7/10 Stuart Customer review, 19th October 2013
Slightly harsh review from the Norman boys (but they are a bit more at the leading and cutting edge of music I'll grant you so fair play for stocking and reviewing something that is probably not part of the "core" offering to the fans of the site and shop!)
so in reality this is some lovely bubblegum pop, like a glass of lemonade on a hot day on a beach: the clue is in the name Summer Camp. light hearted fun, it is pure indie pop: somewhere between twee (like the Field Mice remixed) and stuff you'd throw slippers at the TV if they came on (if the TV wasn't now only half a millimetre thick and would topple and shatter if you heavy soled slippers slammed into it).
Admittedly some of the stuff you could imagine Destiny Child's or the like wishing they'd got their hands on to play with - but there is some still great jump about tunes on this ("Crazy" for example) and if you want something that is just good clean fun, with a stunning clarity of vocals (the lovely Elizabeth Sankey makes all the difference to this offering) and jump aroundability, you could do much much worse than this. it can be your guilty pleasure of almost mainstream but with something that takes it beyond radio 1 nonsense fodder.
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