The Camels

The Camels

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The Camels play loud energetic fuzzy guitar pop. Our mission is to always have fun with our music & see that our audience does the same. Lyrics of girls and dogs & doctors and nurses are laced with harmonies, and we're all smiles as we set out to conquer the world.

Biography

The Camels were born in Sydney, Australia in the year 1999, when brothers Jamie & Tim and their good mate Matt found Dave, the man to fit the profile needed to round out the band. He had a car. A few years were spent doing the rounds in the Sydney pub circuit, constantly rehearsing, drinking lots of beer together & refining the camel sound before recording their debut album with Tim Powles (The Church). Things started to hot up when they started scoring high profile support for the likes of Jet & Electric Six. With national radio network Triple J putting four tracks from their 2004 debut “All You Ever Needed” on high rotation, it was time for The Camels to tell their boss that they wouldn’t be coming to work tomorrow, or the next day, or ever again. A few support slots on national tours with Aussie favourites Grinspoon & Spiderbait gave the boys a chance to work out who sits in the front and who sits in the back of the van, before they rounded out the year with a spot on the annual Homebake festival in Sydney & playing to a packed tent of Camelmaniacs.

2005 sent the boys all over the country on “The Camels’ Coastal Surfari”, presented by Quiksilver & Triple J. They played over 60 headline shows in just 4 months and built up a healthy national following along the way. When they hit the covers of the street press in Sydney & Adelaide, the crowds swelled. Soon The Camels were having trouble keeping their I’VE BEEN A BAD BAD PUPPYDOG t-shirts in stock from one gig to the next. Trying times such as running out of fuel driving through the desert in the middle of the night were easily forgotten behind highlights of playing support for their international heroes Cake & local heroes The Hoodoo Gurus.

The dust hadn’t even settled behind the tarago before The Camels were demoing new songs. In September 2005, the boys returned to the studio – this time with Lindsay Gravina (The Living End, Magic Dirt, Faker). With a hot new single on the way to radio, The Camels were then commissioned to provide songs for a documentary soundtrack & returned for another session with Gravina. Their new single ‘On Top Of The World’, a tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, caught the attention of the Australian Himalayan Society and Jamie & Tim performed the song for an audience including Peter Hillary, Ed’s son. The song also has seen The Camels pick up their first radio play outside Australia, with addition to some New Zealand radio stations. They rounded off a hectic year with the sixth annual “Camels By Candlelight”, a crazy Christmas extravaganza that was a sell out before the doors even opened.

Currently the boys are working towards their follow up album and are enjoying drinking lots of beer together again as they write new stuff for all the Camelmaniacs out there.

Lyrics

On Top Of The World

Written By: The Camels

ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Ed said "today is going to be the day"
to himself as he climbed out of his tent
he came from the north island
one day flew across the sea
one man with a dream
the highest place on earth
to stand where no one's ever been before
though many people tried
some made it back down some other people died
and he's stanging in the snow
it's minus twenty five degrees
he's going to find out what it feels like to be

On top of the world you should see the view from here
On top of the world

He came out at the top
He's been staring up the side
He's been sharing a tent with a big hairy mountain guy
Tenzing hands him a rope, there's only forty feet
of vertical rock between them and the sky
an they start to climb one foot after the other
he digs in his last spike, this is what it feels like

On top of the world you should see the view from here
On top of the world

Today is going to be the day, it's going to be the day

On top of the world, on top of the world
On top of the world, on top of the world

He came from the north island
to the top of the world

All You Ever Needed

Written By: The Camels

You got me running so hot
I think I'm ready to blow
I wanted the top but you've got me down one hundred feet below
I'm never gonna find another woman that I want now I want you to know
That when I finally get you I am never gonna let you go

When you gonna work out that I'm all you ever needed?

Everybody wants a piece for themself
I want a little piece of you
Here's what I plan to do
I'm going round to your house
And watch you ready your freeze
Pop one in your mouth
And then I'll put my hands between your knees

I'm never gonna find another woman that I want now I want you to know
That when I finally get you I am never gonna let you go

When you gonna work out that I?m all you ever needed?

You?ve got me running so hot
I think I'm ready to explode
I wanted the top but you've got me down one hundred feet below
I'm never gonna find another woman that I want now I want you to know
That when I finally get you I am never gonna let you go

When you gonna work out that I'm all you ever needed?
When you gonna work out that I'm all you ever needed?
When you gonna work out that I'm all you ever needed?

Summertime

Written By: The Camels

Summertime is when I look into your eyes
I don't even need to go outside
When I've got you
When I have got you

Every time I see you I'm in paradise
'Cause summer time is when I look into your eyes
And I've got you
Yes I have got you

Well let the weather man say it's gonna rain
And I don't care
Because summertime is when I look into your eyes

Summertime is when I look into your eyes
All the other girls are the wrong model number shape and size
When they're next to you

Summer time is when I look into your eyes
I don't wan to run around with all the other guys
They've got nothing on you

Well let the weather man say it's gonna rain
I don't care
Because summertime is when I look into your eyes

Well let the weather man say it's gonna rain
I don't care
Because.

Discography

Albums
June 2004 - All You Ever Needed

Singles
November 2005 - On Top Of The World
February 2005 - Summertime Regal Remix
March 2004 - Over When I Met You
October 2003 - The Party's Over