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Listen: Childhood - “Cameo”

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. The band are releasing their sophomore album, Universal High, on July 21 via Marathon Artists. Previously they shared a video for its first single, the soulful "California Light." Now here's another song from the album, "Cameo." The band first shared it last week, but it got lost in the run up to the long weekend, so we're posting it now. Check it out below, followed by some upcoming tour dates.

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 previous press release described 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."

Childhood frontman Ben Romans-Hopscraft had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "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."

Childhood Tour Dates: 

14th July - Benicassim Festival, Spain
16th July - Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
22nd July - Midi Festival, France
29th July - Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall, UK
10th August - Leefest: The Neverland, UK
11th August - Ventnor International Festival, Isle of Wight
12th August  - Oya Festival, Norway
20th to 23rd September - Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
21st October - Simple Things Festival, Bristol, UK
2nd to 5th November - Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland
28th November - Scala, London, UK

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