Posts Tagged ‘Childhood’

A supergroup of members from Fat White Family, Childhood and more – plus a schoolteacher on vibes calling himself Steely DanInsecure Men play a kind of skronked Ariel Pink-style exotica, where rudimentary drum machines patter behind psych-pop ballads about Cliff Richard, teenage sexuality and Penge.

In many ways Insecure Men – the band led by the fiercely talented songwriter and musician Saul Adamczewski and his schoolmate and stabilising influence, Ben Romans-Hopcraft – are the polar opposite of the Fat White Family. Whereas sleaze-mired, country-influenced, drug-crazed garage punks the Fat Whites are a “celebration of everything that is wrong in life”, Insecure Men, who blend together exotica, easy listening, lounge and timeless pop music, are, by comparison at least, the last word in wholesomeness.


The band originally formed in 2015 in the cramped confines of The Queens Head pub, Stockwell, in the Fat White Family’s notorious South London ‘practice space’. Saul recorded all of the songs he wrote at The Queens Head onto tape at Sean Lennon’s studio in upstate New York. This tape, recorded on his own in a corridor onto an ancient Tascam while in a foul mood with his mates, essentially became Insecure Men’s self-titled debut album as more layers were dubbed over the top until nothing of the original demos remained.

Saul lists some of the influences on their sound, mentioning the exotica of Arthur Lyman, the early electronic pop of Perrey and Kingsley, the supreme smoothness of The Carpenters, the songwriting chops of Harry Nilsson and the hypnagogic uncanniness conjured up by David Lynch, describing what they do as “pretty music with a dark underbelly to it”.

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Childhood are an English rock band formed in 2010 in Nottingham by South Londoners Ben Romans-Hopcraft and Leo Dobsen whilst studying at University of Trent Nottingham.
The duo first gained attention after uploading a couple of demos on Soundcloud.After recruiting bassist Daniel Salamons and drummer Daniel Ajegbo, the band gigged around Nottingham before signing to House Anxiety/Marathon Artists and released their debut single “Blue Velvet” in October 2012. Following the departure of Daniel Ajegbo and re-basing themselves in South London, the band recruited Jonny Williams and released second single “Solemn Skies” on 10 June 2013.
The band released their debut album “Lacuna” on 11 August 2014. Produced by Dan Carey,

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dazzling indie band formed at Nottingham University with intelligent and vintage  nostalgic rock sound with foremost finely honed pop with slight sounds of shoegaze and classic indie pop  this grooves and shimmers. The Band now moved to London with release of a superb debut album “LACUNA”  out now

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just listen to the first song Solemn Skies, then I don’t have to say anything……the band formed in Nottingham but now based in London are starting to gain wide recognition for their nostalgic style guitar pop, The debut album “LACUNA”  is out now  recent acclaimed dazzling live shows,

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Nottingham based CHILDHOOD a four piece band translucent pop shoegazey music taken from their debut album out this week titled “Lacuna”

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another promising from the band CHILDHOOD steadily building a awesome reputation for the quality of songs catch them now before its too crowded, this is a stunning pulsating track listen to that organ sound in the background….

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After supporting Temples and Palma Violets, Childhood have been one of this years rising stars, formed in Nottingham but now based in London they have their debut album due later this year .                          www.soundcloud.com/childhoodmusic