Bad Love is Summer Camp’s most cohesive work to date, from the dreamy krautrock of Drive Past My House, the sparkly pop and ‘better off without you’ snarl of the title track Bad Love, the catchy and addictive You’re Gone to the scuzzed-up and angsty pop melodies of Horizon.
Bad Love encapsulates the essence of a young and fraught relationship, filtered through the nostalgic haze of a classic American teen movie. Six years into their career, Summer Camp undeniably have their own gorgeous, romantic niche. Bad Love is a testament to them recognising that and seizing the opportunity to use their powers to their fullest extent. The band that originally made their fans reminisce about a past they never experienced, are looking firmly forward.
The limited edition 12" vinyl comes with a copy of the album on CD.