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Childhood Announce New Album, Share “California Light” Video

Universal High Due Out July 21 via Marathon Artists

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London's Childhood released their promising debut album, Lacuna, in 2014. And before that we did a Pleased to Meet You feature on them in 2013. Now the band have announced their sophomore album, Universal High, and shared a video for its first single, the soulful "California Light." Universal High is due out July 21 via Marathon Artists. Below is the "California Light" video, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as some upcoming tour dates.

In a press release, Childhood frontman Ben Romans-Hopscraft says, "ironically, the sentiment of 'Californian Light' has nothing to do with the sunshine state at all. It was written as an ode to my relationships that define me as a person in London." Georgio Barbers directed the video, which was shot in and around the East Street market in South London, near where Romans-Hopscraft and Barbers both grew up.

Universal High was recorded at Maze Studios, Atlanta across the summer of 2016. Ben H Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter) produced the album. A press release describes the album as such: "You could be forgiven for branding Universal High a rebirth. In places almost unrecognizable from the dub-charged psychedelic indie of their debut, the new sound swells from the southern streets in which it came to life, caked in the '70s soul of The Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, and Shuggie Otis."

Romans-Hopcraft had this to say about the album: "Universal High represents many things to us as a band. It signifies change, both musically and mentally whilst also revisiting influences that confounded our interest in music in the first place. What I think is noticeable is the direct nature of the songs and its influences. Being surrounded by soul music, classic pop songs, and music with any form of groove all my life, these influences began to speak for themselves within these new songs we were writing."

Universal High Tracklist:

1. A.M.D
2. Californian Light
3. Cameo
4. Too Old for My Tears
5. Melody Says
6. Universal High
7. Understanding
8. Don't Have Me Back
9. Nothing Ever Seems Right
10. Monitor

Childhood Tour Dates: 

28th April - Nantes L'Ere de Rien Festival, France
29th April - Live at Leeds
30th April - Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow
2nd May - Free South London Show (Venue TBA)
19th May - The Great Escape, East Wing, Brighton
19th May - The Great Escape, Horatio's, Brighton
27th May - Amsterdam London Calling, Netherlands
4th June - The Ritz, Manchester supporting Whitney
16th July - Latitude Festival, Southwold
22nd July - Hyeres Midi Festival 2017, France
1st to 5th November - Reykjavik Iceland Airwaves Iceland

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April 27th 2017

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