When Childhood was formed back in 2012, the band had no songs and, according to frontman Ben Romans-Hopcraft, had never even played a single note. Having met fellow founder & guitarist Leo Dobsen at Nottingham University, the band were quickly joined by Dan Salamons on bass and their first single ‘Blue Velvet’ erupted onto the scene, an impressive debut and an exciting sign of what was to come. With the addition of Jonny Williams on drums, the band followed up with their second single “Solemn Skies” and cemented themselves as a certified hot ticket.

Lush, sonically-infused, scarily melodic, boisterous and brimming with a dreamy wanderlust that set them apart from the rest of the new bands on the scene, it set the tone for what was to follow; their fantastic debut album, ‘Lacuna’, recorded with legendary South London producer Dan Carey. Exhibiting the band’s undeniably varied influences and tastes, it highlights what can only be described as a super exciting new talent, prepared to explore and experiment, all the while managing to carve out their individuality. Resist them at your peril.

Tour Dates

  • Bristol, UK - Simple Things Festival

    Sat 21st October 2017 - Buy tickets

  • Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves

    Wed 01st November 2017 - Buy tickets

  • London, UK - Scala

    Tue 28th November 2017 - Buy tickets


Childhood – Universal High

Childhood’s ‘Universal High’ introduces the band’s fully embraced soulful influences that had initiated their interest in music, produced by Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter) ‘Universal High’ revisits the seventies retro-soul influences whilst tapping into old school pop, a tribute to a pool of legends such as Curtis Mayfield and The Isley… Read more »