Five Questions: Childhood

06 Dec 2012

"They wrote the sleeper blog hit of 2012 and are set to feature on every 'ones to watch for 2013' list in the world but we want to know a little bit more about the band set to run things next year. Nathan Roberts chats to Childhood about David Lynch, Palma Violets and 'signing boobies'..." 

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They wrote the sleeper blog hit of 2012 and are set to feature on every 'ones to watch for 2013' list in the world but we want to know a little bit more about the band set to run things next year. Nathan Roberts chats to Childhood about David Lynch, Palma Violets and 'signing boobies'. 

As you're called Childhood, was a nostalgic remembrance of that time key to deciding upon the name?

Ben said to me while we were painting the town red, "I wanna be in a band called Childhood" I thought this was a great idea and so it was settled. We hadn't even jammed together before but maybe the power of the name made us gel and we began to spew out hits. Lyrically the songs are very nostalgic, so it’s a fitting name.

You’re all from London but were based in Nottingham for a few years, how did that distance affect you guys as a band?

We didn't have a drummer in the same city as us for a year, so it was pretty all over the place. During university we weren't really a band as such. I think the disillusionment of being at university and not being able to put everything into the band actually worked as good fuel for songwriting. Now we have settled back in London everything seems to be going a lot smoother.

You recently toured with Palma Violets, how was that?

It was ridiculous. We played some mad shows and had some mad nights. We saw Britain’s hidden gems such as Wrexham and Preston. We partied hard, we laughed we cried. Sometimes we would sign boobies, sometimes angry men would tell us to never return to their town.Palma’s are our mates so it was perfect touring with them - watching them wreak havoc onstage every night made us step up our game performance wise as well.


Your debut single is called ‘Blue Velvet’, it’s an easy connection, but is the title indebted to the David Lynch film?

Not at all, it refers to a lyric in the song - it's actually a song about curtains.

The single itself is getting great praise, what do you guys plan to do to follow it up?

Come out with another club banger in the New Year, around february. Gig more, party hard and then get working on the album!

Blue Velvet is out now.

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