A jolting static start introduces the predatory new cut (‘Kiss?’) from London’s CHILDCARE. The song feels uneasy throughout which surprisingly enough is a pleasant thing.
Similarly like an out of tune mocking bird, you learn to just accept it for what it is and find the good parts within it, to which I have. Needless to say the melodies that travel through each section are done seamlessly and effectively, with gorgeous tonal differences provided by frontman Ed Cares and bassist Emma Topolski. The sound definitely oozes in familiarity of left wing, post-punk ’80s music. Well crafted lyrical content here from Cares, and crisp, tight groove-heavy rhythms from Rich Legate (guitar) and Glyn Daniels (drums).
Although the track didn’t satisfy me from the off, it’s been a long time since I’ve heard something like this, a song that encourages a patient ear and therefore needs further reflection and attention to allow every nuance to fully take grasp. Actually going back to it an hour or so later, it’s ravishingly refreshing. Get rid of the over saturated pop music that’s out there at the moment and let’s reinforce the market with patience and talent by celebrating more bands like CHILDCARE.
The single ‘Kiss?’ is available now through Lost In The Manor. CHILDCARE will also be performing at this year’s Great Escape festival in Brighton.