A mighty return.
You may remember Childhood from the heady melancholia of their track ‘Solemn Skies’ released a number of years ago. It always felt they were one of those bands that were always on the cusp and just didn’t quite get to a point.
Well, they’re definitely at a point now.
Their new offering sees front-man Ben Romans-Hopcraft don a brown flared suit and traipse around the streets of South London like a character from The Warriors. Although he does cut a dashing figure the true hero of the story is the soundtrack itself, a funkalicious psycho belter entitled ‘Californian Light’.
The love child of Enchantment and Teddy Pendergrass this little East Street Market gem is quite possibly the best release of the year. Even better, it came with the announcement of new album, Universal High (July 28).
The brazen mics of falsetto vocals with acid tinged guitars makes for a stunning package of nostalgia mind wanderings. Dig deep family and join the soul train straight out of Walworth.
Words by Aaron Powell