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FFO: South London-based four piece CHILDCARE


You never forget the band so exciting they got you writing full-length features again after months of writers block.


CHILDCARE have completely and effectively pulled me out of such a slump. It feels like it's been months since I published a piece of my own writing (AN: I just checked, and it has been) but this band are simply so fantastic that I want to shout from the rooftops about it. They have such a sense of charisma and ingenuity, and it seriously shines through in every track they've put out so far.


Formed in 2016 by vocalist Ed Cares, who was, at the time, one of the most in-demand male nannies in west London, CHILDCARE's art punk-pop take on the world is fun, refreshing, and seemingly unstoppable.


They put out their latest release, a single called "Almost," a month ago today. "Almost" is a slow, electric tune about meeting someone new and imagining where you could go and what you could do with them - only to eventually part ways with them forever. It captures that feeling of hopefulness, of feeling like you're suspended in a moment in time with someone else, only for you to be snapped awake and have to go your separate ways.


Cares has said the new song is "a poignant musing on what could have been, and what always could be, but of course, never is. The song came to the studio unfinished and was recorded totally live - if you listen carefully you can still hear us working out some of our parts as we go along."


CHILDCARE can be found on Twitter, Instagram, and their website. All of their releases thus far can be streamed anywhere you listen to music. No news from them on gigs just yet, but fingers crossed they'll announce something soon!

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