Ben Romans Hopcraft, Leo Dobsen, Daniel Salamons and Jonny Williams comprise the Childhood gang. These Londoners have recently released their debut album titled “Lacuna”. According to The Guardian they might be on to something: and it’s just “what the world is waiting for”.
They emerged in 2010 and have been regarded as one of the most captivating new British acts. Supported byHouse Anxiety/Marathon Artists record label, Childhood guys really turned the audiences on from the moment they launched their first single. “Blue Velvet” it’s the name of the critically acclaimed song which was responsible for turning some heads on their direction. It has a tricky, wicked and glowing aspect in both melody and lyrics.
“They evoke a feeling of heady joy if not drug-induced euphoria (“high times”) and they are probably the best new British band in that very specific, narrow sense of a cocky young bunch of lads come to shake things up with a heap of hyperbole and casual arrogance,” stated The Guardian’s music critic Paul Lester.
It’s the buzz, vibrant feeling the quartet provokes on their listeners that has been worthy of attention from all cultural UK mass media. Right after those major resonant expectations, Childhood returned with a double a-side single called “Solemn Skies / Semester”. Both songs were produced by Rory Attwell, known for being a former member of punk rock group Test Icicles.
“Lacuna” is the most recent and definite recording vestige of the Childhood quartet. This time, the four-piece worked with producer Dan Carey. The first track to call everybody’s attention was “Falls Away”, premiered on BBC Radio Show 1 presented by Huw Stephens.
What could be so arresting about their message, you might ask? Stanley Kane’s website tried to nail it by saying: “Childhood consist of sweet melodies, sweet drum beats, sweet vocals and sweet bass lines which creates this overall sense of what I would describe as bliss-pop.”