Camera are back, with new album in tow
Camera by Emily Bishop
Camera are back. And now they’re back, they are again officially, my favourite local band. We’ve not heard a peep from them since their last release, the critically acclaimed free downloadable ‘The Fireflies EP’ back in 2009 but since then they’ve not just been resting on their gloriously distinguished laurels.
No, they’ve been beavering away in their homemade studio in Wrexham, the excellently named Moonbase Alpha – carving out the melodies and sounds for their next release, the so far unnamed album number two, which is all complete, recorded, mixed and ready for release soon.
Those who have never heard of Camera, here’s a quick biog. ‘Back in the day’ they used to be called The Benjamins, quickly cemented themselves as the best band in North Wales gathering attention from numerous labels (including Polydor Records).
In 2004 they released their debut single ‘Hurt’ under their new name ‘Camera’ on the uber-cool Cardiff based My Kung Fu label and got play listed across a plethora of radio stations, including Radio 1 and 2. 2005 saw them play to over 60,000 people at the Tsunami Relief Concert at the Millennium Stadium alongside Keane, Snow Patrol and Eric Clapton and in 2006 they released their debut album.
Those who remember their first album ‘Ashes and Dim Light’ will know of the quality and genius which awaits their aural receptors on album number two… drooling at the bit I am.
To help push their new album they are firing up the van and playing some gigs! Tomorrow night (28th January) they are playing Telfords Warehouse in Chester, doors are 8pm and its £4 entry.
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Ben is the founder and main writer for wrexhammusic.co.uk.