My relationship with Summer Camp started back in 2010 at The Great Escape festival. Prior to seeing them live I'd heard snippets of their tracks, and was undecided as to whether or not the hype was justified, but being the nice guy that I am, I went along to see them anyway, plus they were playing before Avi Buffalo, so it was a convenient choice for me. Long story short, I wasn't blown away. On the way back to London the following day I even tweeted about it on The 405 twitter account, never thinking anyone would care, or even respond.

After a long sleep, I started up my computer, opened up thunderbird and found an email from a lady called Elizabeth Sankey. "That name rings a bell" I thought to myself..."oh crap, it's the singer from Summer Camp."

I've dealt with plenty of "thanks for the shitty review, arsehole" type emails before, but what I wasn't expecting was an email from a band I'd publicly dissed (trying to think of a better word...) asking me for advice on how they could improve. I think the words "You're such a jerk Oliver" sprung from my girlfriends mouth upon me showing her the email, and she was right; when it comes down to it, they were a new band, and I wasn't very nice.

You could argue that this was perhaps the greatest PR stunt of all time, as the second I spoke to Sankey about their music I decided to investigate a bit more, and guess what? They were pretty good. Well played.

Fast forward a year and a half and I'm sat here writing this ridiculously long introduction for a video interview/session with a band that recently released their debut album Welcome to Condale, which we happened to give a 10/10 rating. Basically this is a prime example of why you should always give music more than just a brief listen before criticizing, why I'm a massive jerk, and why Summer Camp are great.

You can watch the interview/session ('Losing My Mind') below, or via our new TV Section. It's also available via our Vimeo and Youtube pages.

If you fancy listening to the interview/session without the visuals, you can do so here:

The interview was recorded/edited by George and Louise Nindi