CHILDCARE

Press: giedre@lostinthemanor.co.uk, chris@lostinthemanor.co.uk

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'Explosive from the off, a jagged guitar riff nailed against an anthemic vocal' Clash
'Dynamic post-Britpop, slacker rock riot' Euphoria
‘A tribute to British awkwardness’ Wonderland Magazine
‘Really fucking good' Indie Shuffle


Premieres: Goldflake Paint, Clash, We Close Tonight

About CHILDCARE
It's 2014 and Ed Cares sits contemplating the formation of an oxbow lake. Despite being one of west London's most in-demand male nannies, Ed isn't entirely content with his lot. But, overheard humming a song he had written years before, Ed is persuaded by Katie, aged six, to form a band. Josh, eight, boldly proclaims: "You're probably my second favourite artist after Katy Perry." 

And so, after sourcing some neighbourhood musicians capable of living up to Josh’s heady billing — specifically Emma Topolski (bass), Rich Legate (guitar) and Glyn Daniels (drums) — Ed now had an able band to perform with under the only logical moniker in the circumstances: Childcare. 

Enthused with the energy of punk, drenched in the off-kilter pop sensibilities of Missy Elliot, the infectiousness of The Police and a by-numbers approach to songcraft akin to Happiness In Magazines-era Graham Coxon, Childcare played some of their first shows at the Reading and Leeds festivals, and soon released their debut single 'Omega Grey'. The song gained radio play from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq, was named Track of the Day at Radio X, playlisted at Amazing Radio and garnered extensive blog coverage from the likes of Clash, Indie Shuffle and more. Also paying close attention were Lost In The Manor Records, who, after witnessing Childcare at one of their vivid and visceral live shows, wasted no time in proffering a contract.

Social media
https://www.facebook.com/CHILDCAREBAND/
https://twitter.com/CHILDCAREBAND
https://soundcloud.com/childcare
https://www.instagram.com/childcareband/