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Childcare finished 2016 playing their biggest shows to date – in front of thousands as part of Bastille’s nationwide arena tour. This came hot on the heels of the band releasing killer single ‘Film Club’ to comprehensive acclaim. ‘Film Club’ was the first taster of a new EP (to be released on Lost in the Manor Records) that also features the stellar ‘Kiss?’ and represents an emphatic statement sure to cement the adoration of all those newly turned on to the London quartet courtesy of that tour.
It all started when Ed Cares, one of west London's most in-demand male nannies, was overheard humming a song he had written, by Katie, aged six, who persuaded him to form a band. Josh, eight, boldly proclaimed: "You're probably my second favourite artist after Katy Perry." And so, after sourcing some neighbourhood musicians capable of living up to Josh’s heady billing — specifically Emma Topolski (bass), Rich Legate (guitar) and Glyn Daniels (drums) — Ed soon had an able band to perform with under the only logical moniker in the circumstances: CHILDCARE. Having honed their vivid and visceral live show on stages including Reading and Leeds festivals and now some of the land’s major concert venues, CHILDCARE have released three singles to date, 'Omega Grey', ‘Film Club’ and 'Kiss?', earning extensive national radio play and enthusiastic coverage from key online tastemakers.
On tour throughout the UK in November 2017
Enthused with the energy of punk and drenched in off-kilter pop sensibilities.
CHILDCARE played some of their first shows at the Reading and Leeds festival in August 2015 and soon released their debut single 'Omega Grey'. The song gained radio play on Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens) and 6 Music (Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson), it was named Track of the Day at Radio X, playlisted at Amazing Radio and garnered extensive blog coverage from the likes of Clash, Indie Shuffle and more.
At the end of 2016 CHILDCARE supported Bastille on several dates during their UK arena tour. 'Film Club' was then released on Lost In The Manor, gaining several plays from Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens), it was also named as Huw's BBC Introducing track of the week.
The band's third single 'Kiss' will be released in early 2017.