PVTSmith has uploaded a live bootleg of the A Camp gig in Belfast for your musical enjoyment.
Prefix magazine just did an interview with A Camp.
How did your 2007 trip to South Africa impact you in terms of the new record?
I went with my friend from Lisbon to Capetown and my Swedish girlfriend went over. This girl from Africa; she’s actually from Namibia. We drove through the Namib Desert. It was like a six-day drive, and we were camping in the desert! I’ve never been outdoors in the first place. I don’t even know the woods and the countryside of my own country. It was really large for me to camp and there were actually animals. Ultimately there was a very crazy stamp of colonialism in the area. Germans colonized that part of Africa, and my girlfriend is of German descent. My girlfriend I really love, but she’s from a history of colonialism. The concept is very fascinating to me. It’s strange that mankind thought this was cool to do.
I also got quite influenced by animals because I was really quite scared at times. I didn’t really encounter any animals but we were eating in the camp and there were jackals slinking around that we had to send them off with our cooking ware. It was shocking to me. I don’t want to sound pretentious, but I really was humbled. I used to think that African culture was all the same with the tribal drums and tie dye. Africa is really compelling in a bigger way than what I had thought. I realized that even in a short two-week trip.