Published on October 4th, 2012 | by greg0
New: Childhood:: Blue Velvet
Do you dig Creation Records, Alan McGee, shoegaze and the golden age of 90′s Britpop? If you answered “Yes” to all of that, then I have some death metal for ya. Just kidding, I have “Blue Velvet,” a track that doesn’t sound inspired by the Bobby Vinton classic. These chaps might not have heard that one just yet.
Meet Childhood, four fresh-faced Londoners who came together over a shared love for early Creation Records, classic soul, Americana and shoe-gaze, influencing the sound of their debut single “Blue Velvet.”
Forming at Nottingham University in 2011, as a duo creating bedroom demos, the band line-up has expanded to a four-piece, comprised of co-frontmen Leo Dodson and Ben Romans-Hopcraft, Bassist Daniel Salamons and drummer Chris O Driscoll.
In support of the new single, Childhood is hitting the road on a 25-date UK tour with ‘saviours of British guitar music’ (NME), Palma Violets. They will also join acclaimed sister duo 2:54 for a number of their UK shows.
‘Blue Velvet’ and the b-side ‘Bond Girls’ will be released on limited edition seven-inch vinyl and digitally via the House Anxiety imprint, the label that introduced the world to everyone from Zoo Kid to 2:54 and The Big Pink.