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Childhood - As I Am


We are continuing our Childhood love-in with Wednesday’s mid-week wakeup call in the form of ‘As I Am’ from one of the most exciting bands of the moment. Following their debut LP Lacuna which was released on House Anxiety/Marathon Artists on Monday, Childhood have let go of another floating balloon, high on narcotics and nostalgia, dripping in debonair rhythm and gilded guitar. Basically, it’s a fucking peach.

It’s as summery as a bikini clad girl licking an ice cream whilst catching a Frisbee and twice as enticing. Full of unabashed pop hooks and a tuneful yet hazy delivery it strikes me as a contender for 2014’s ultimate Summer anthem.

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Following their recent announcement of a well-earned support slot with Smiths legend Johnny Marr, the quartet are displaying the same lyrical and musical talents but with a little added baggy pop for good measure.

.’As I Am’ maybe the tightest and most easily digestable tracks from the album but it loses none of the bands laconic essence. In a video where conceptual art is the main focus the boys are going some way to prove their musical and artistic credentials. There’s no need lads, it’s plain for all to see.

Jack Whatley