New Single from Childhood ‘Solemn Skies’ b/w ‘Semester’ Out 10th June + UK Tour Announced
Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut single ‘Blue Velvet’ last November, London four-piece Childhood will release their new double a-side single ‘Solemn Skies’ / ‘Semester’ digitally and on 10-inch vinyl on 10th June 2013 on House Anxiety/Marathon Artists. The two tracks were produced by Rory Attwell, formerly of Test Icicles. The release will include a remix of ‘Solemn Skies’ by ex-Spacemen 3 man Sonic Boom, who says of the band: 'Childhood’s psych-piercing volcanic fury is the sort of thing you come across only once in a summer of balmy blue moons.'
Childhood formed at Nottingham University in early 2011, originally as a two-piece making bedroom demos. The founders Ben Romans-Hopcraft (vocals/guitar) and Leo Dobsen (guitar) initially came together over a shared love for psychedelic and guitar music, later bringing in Daniel Salamons on bass and Johnny Williams on drums.
Tracklisting: A: Solemn Skies AA: Semester B: Solemn Skies (Sonic Boom Remix)
In support of the release Childhood will be playing the following UK dates:
Sat 06 July – Academy, Liverpool Fri 12 July – 2000 Trees Festival Sat 20 July – Benicàssim Festival Fri 16 July – Secret Garden Party Sat 10 Aug – Visions Festival Fri 16 Aug – Beacons Festival
The Guardian: ‘Undeniably exciting and relevant’ NME: ‘Some of the finest slices of lo-fi indie pop and god-given guitar lines you’ll hear all year’ The Fly: ‘Deep, lush kaleidoscopic guitar pop that might just melt your heart’