Camens are amongst the new breed of northern bands and more specifically the new bunch of talent hailing from Stoke-on-Trent. The band sight a string of mid-2000 guitar bands as influences and it’s immediately easy to see why when you hear this track and their previous efforts; ‘Danny DeVito’ being a stand out track which Steve Lamacq recently played on his BBC Radio 6 show.
The band formed in early 2015 when lead singer and songwriter Scott was approached by James after hearing his then solo project ‘LazyEye’. Things quickly grew from there as James knew Josh, lifelong friends and followed by Luke joining after finding an internet advert posted in search of a drummer.
18 months of writing time with LazyEye, only really broken to hone their stagecraft, lead to the band needing a fresh start and a new name. Camens launched in early 2017. The Debut single ‘Boys Will Stray’ was described by BBC Radio 6’s Gideon Coe as ‘A Well Recorded Strong Debut’. Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net team selected it in a top 25 tracks upon submission, as well as continual support from BBC Introducing’s Rob Adcock. This was followed by a busy festival season which took them north to Redcar Rocks, south to Boardmasters, east to Latitude and west to Green Man!
Since then the band have gone on to attract more high-profile fans including bastion of new music Steve Lamacq, who recently played the latest single Danny DeVito on his BBC Radio 6 show in July.
Latest single 'Slept on the Sofa' has also recently been selected by Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net team as well as being made BBC introducing Record of the Week in late September.
A hectic Autumn’s gigging ahead as Camens’ support Single By Sunday and The Sherlocks at several dates on their upcoming UK tours.
The band is Scott Powell (Bass, lead vocals), Luke Brightmore (Drums, Backing Vocals), James Corbishley (Lead Guitar), and Josh Egan (Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals)