Following the release of their fifth album Romantic Comedy earlier this year, beloved British indie-pop duo Summer Camp, married couple Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley, today share their brand new video for ‘Love of My Life’. ‘Love of My Life’ is lifted from the duo’s highly praised new record Romantic Comedy, which is out now via Apricot Recordings and is the companion piece to Sankey’s film-debut of the same name. The band have also shared some alternative recordings of ‘Love of My Life’, including an acoustic version and the original demo of the song, which nods back to the band’s dreamy electronic roots.

The new video was directed and edited by Elizabeth, who says: While making ROMANTIC COMEDY I watched a lot of screwball comedies from the 1930s and 1940s for the first time and was stunned at how fresh and relevant they still felt (and how little the genre has changed). Since we can’t get out of the house and film anything at the moment, I cut together some of my favourite moments from some of those films, and also couldn’t resist putting in some clips of Fred and Ginger dancing, which I hope will lift everyone’s spirits as they always lift mine“.

Today the duo also announce a brand new run of UK tour dates, set to take place across October and November 2020. The tour culminates with their already-announced MOTH Club London headline show and sees them heading out across six other UK cities. See below for the full list of dates. Due to the current and ongoing situation with COVID-19, Summer Camp’s sold-out show at The Lexington, due to take place in May, has been cancelled. Tickets for this show are valid for their headline London gig at MOTH Club on November 11th, while the remainder of the band’s shows due to take place across April and May will be rescheduled.

Romantic Comedy (the film) is a sometimes sardonic, sometimes loving, but always personal exploration of this much-maligned genre told through clips from over 160 films including When Harry Met Sally, God’s Own Country and His Girl Friday and interviews with actors, filmmakers and writers including Jessica Barden (star of End Of The F*cking World). Romantic Comedy premiered last year at prestigious film festivals IFFR (Rotterdam), SXSW (Austin, Texas) and AFI Fest (LA).

Summer Camp were formed in 2009 by Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley. They released their first single Ghost Train on Moshi Moshi in early 2010, which led the way for their debut album Welcome To Condale, and following records Summer Camp, Beyond Clueless (their first original film score) and Bad Love. During this time the band toured with the likes of Robyn, Metronomy and Wild Beasts.

Having released four albums and three EPs in the space of six years, the duo decided to take a break from Summer Camp to explore other creative projects. Sankey began exploring a new medium: filmmaking. In 2017, she began work on what became her first feature documentary film, Romantic Comedy, which premiered in 2019 and is set for international distribution in 2020.

Meanwhile, Warmsley found success as a film & TV composer, collaborating with comedian Simon Amstell on his debut feature Carnage (BBC, 2017) and with Charlie Lyne on Fear Itself and his award-winning Fish Story (Guardian, 2017) amongst many others. He also began working as a solo artist: in 2018 he released a solo track, Moment, which was featured on the BBC/Netflix drama Wanderlust starring Toni Colette, and in 2019 started a project called A Year, where he wrote and released a new track every month.

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Listen to the ‘Love of My Life’ below: