While they’ve only been a band since 2022, Stoke-on-Trent, UK’s Camens have already seen their share of success. Their first three singles racked up impressive streams, international airplay, and gigs across the country. They’ve just released their latest single, “Jacket Weather” – a bright and infectious “ode to the fleeting escapes the right person can give you”.
“I love the idea of creating worlds with words and then trying to pick the listener up and take them there,” the band members explain. “One of my favourite songwriters Ray Davies was great at this. When you listen to ‘Waterloo Sunset’ or ‘Dead End Street’ you’re transported to those places. I can imagine the sound of the Thames or the East End cold air. ‘Jacket Weather’s scene/story is along those lines. Far from London though, it’s more sun-baked concrete on the LA river, and we swap Terry and Julie for two star-crossed young Americans. They’re poor, but when together carefree. The idea in ‘this isn’t Jacket Weather anymore’ being that the sun coming out and you not needing your jacket is nice momentarily, but your life doesn’t fundamentally change in any way. It’s nice now, it will rain again eventually.”
Catchy from the first note, “Jacket Weather” boasts stellar indie rock energy, big riffs, and vocals you can’t help but want to sing along to at the top of your lungs. Camens manage to strike an immaculate balance between gritty rock and indie pop accessibility, with two and a half minutes of pure perfection. It’s no wonder they’re gaining steam with their live shows, one only needs to listen to this song to imagine how amazing this would play out on stage. Another absolute banger from this band – if they’re not yet on your radar, let this be your not-so-gentle reminder: keep your eyes and ears on Camens.