Camp Cope members Georgia Maq and Kelso (aka Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich) released a two-track project, ‘The Garageband Split’.
The release features two solo tracks, ‘The Ladder’ and ‘South’, by Maq and Kelso, respectively. The musicians recorded the tracks from their respective homes while self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Listen to both tracks below.
The duo utilised popular recording software Garageband to produce the songs, which were mastered by longtime collaborator Ben David. Kelso (real name Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich) and Maq also wrote and mixed the songs themselves.
Sharing the track announcement on Instagram alongside Polaroid shots of the pair, Maq said that while “everything is closed and sad and I hope this brings a tiny bit of emotional company into your isolation”.
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kelsey and I made a teeny tiny split and it’s available on bandcamp. both these songs were made by us on garageband with no professional recording equipment so they may sound garbage but our dear friend ben david mastered the tracks so maybe he salvaged them, impossible to tell. everything is closed and sad and i hope this brings a tiny bit of emotional company into your isolation.
Maq’s Instagram account indicates the vocalist imposed self-isolation on Sunday March 15, following the announcement she had cancelled her North American tour originally slated for April.
However, Melbourne trio Camp Cope have remained active throughout self-isolation, headlining a live-streamed “transcontinental punk show” that took place yesterday (March 24). The event, called Distant Together 2: Lost In Your Living Room, also saw Pennsylvania band Slingshot Dakota, Lou Hanman of English group Caves and English indie rockers Don’t Worry perform 30-minute sets.
‘The Garageband Split’ comes after Maq released a new solo track, ‘Cold Summer’, earlier this month. The song was her first of the year, following on from her debut solo album ‘Pleaser’ in December 2019.