Softcore-psych group CHILDCARE made their return a little earlier this year with their new single Bamboo, available via Big Indie Records. Ahead of the release of their debut album - due in February 2019 - we put some quick questions to the group to find out a little bit more about them. Read on to find out what they had to say...
For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?
We are a lush, trippy, raucous, cerebral, soft-core psych four-piece.
What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?
Never having enough Red Stripe on the rider...
How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?
Almost impossible. It's the biggest rollercoaster of crushing lows and brief soaring mids. In recruitment you get promoted if you do good work; there doesn't seem to be the same system in music.
How important is it for you to have creative control over the work you produce?
We write, record and release everything ourselves as well as make all our own videos, artwork and social media campaigns. We might be able to start offering services to other bands soon.
Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?
We all listen to a wide range of music as well as enjoy different pursuits and interests so we each draw on those and bring them to the table; the result is a melting pot of Aaliyah, The Pixies and yoga.
If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose and why?
Kate Tempest because she's great and we like talking over our music a lot and she's really good at that.
Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.
Rich is a techno DJ. Glyn is a jazz drummer. Ed has a Masters. Emma speaks fluent French.
Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?
To keep making music we love in the hope that slowly but surely, the people who enjoy that music can discover it and come along for the ride.
Where do you hope to be this time next year?
Recovering from headlining Glastonbury (even if it's the year they let the grass grow back).
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