Three years after the dissolution of Autumn In Disguise, three of the members decided to get back at it again, forming Aberdeen pop-punk outfit Campfires, and despite being a project where fun is cited as the key ingredient, Campfires’ sound is far from disposable. Upbeat yet emotive, catchy yet sombre, the quintet’s self-titled debut EP, released 15th Jan, sees them slotting in well with the modern pop-punk sound de jour. Here vocalist Mike gives us an insight into the creation of the artwork for this release…
The cover art for our self titled EP is actually a photograph I took while we were down in Cardiff recording with Romesh at Longwave studios. I had recently gone back to messing about with photography last year and really enjoyed it. I had picked up a 35mm camera while out touring with a friends band across Europe and decided to take my camera with us to Cardiff.
The day I took the shot came when we were in good spirits: Campfires were coming to the end of our week long recording session and sunny BBQs at Longwave. We’d been having a blast working with Romesh and were really pleased with the sound we had created. It was particularly great as the studio was a lot of fun and it was cool to see all the great artists that have recorded there.
We decided to go out and explore the city a little. We were walking about down near the marina and spotted a really cool vintage merry-go-round and I snapped this shot. Once I had gotten the film developed, I noticed the colours had come out really nicely. But honestly, I had thought nothing else of the photos until we were talking about what to use for the EP cover. As our time down in Cardiff was almost like the proper starting point for our Campfires music coming to life, it seemed fitting to use a good memory of where it all started, for our debut release!
Campfires Release their self-titled debut EP on January 15th 2016. Stream their debut single below!