Childcare bring their ‘wellness’ live show to the Carlisle’s Old Fire Station on 28th Nov

CHILDCARE ANNOUNCE UK ‘THE SABI TOUR’ IN SUPPORT OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ‘WABI-SABI’

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“Really f**king good” – Indie Shuffle 

CHILDCARE announce UK ‘The Sabi’ tour in support of their debut album ‘Wabi-Sabi’, released
via Get Well Soon (with eOne Music) and will be bringing live healing to venues across the country this November and December. As part of the group’s ‘Get Well Soon’ wellness campaign, attendees can expect a mixture of mindful eating, yogic breathing and mass meditation alongside the band’s usual collection of left-field softcore psych performances. The Sabi Tour will also offer participants lavender scratch’n’sniff vinyl, personalised bath bombs, handmade scented candles and sleepwell audio meditations.  Selected dates will include additional Personal Glory events at the venue before the main performance. 

London’s premier softcore-psych quartet CHILDCARE invite you on a wellness adventure with their debut album ‘Wabi-Sabi’, released 31st May via Get Well Soon. The album is just one part of CHILDCARE’s Get Well Soon project; a multi-faceted wellness mission to make us all that little bit better through Personal Glory™ retreats, agony activist discussions and ‘woah-man’ workshops. 

CHILDCARE were formed by Ed Cares, formerly one of West London’s most in-demand male nannies. Ed enlisted local musicians Emma Topolski (bass/vocals), Rich Le Gate (guitar) and David Dyson (drums) to complete the group and they performed their first shows together at Reading and Leeds festival in 2016. Their skewed, off-center, softcore psych has gained them eager fans across the continent, extensive BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music support including 28 Radio 1 spins for latest single, the Radio 1 Introducing Track of the WeekSugarcane’ and wide-spread online coverage from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland, Clash, DIY and Indie shuffle.

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Wabi-Sabi takes the listener on a self-healing quest of discovery; from dosings of Dr Dre in the album’s first song ‘Omega Grey’ and cross-dressing experimentation in ‘Getting Over You (Wabi-Sabi Cut)’ to psychedelic freak-out ‘Magazines’, this is what healing guitar music should sound like; fresh, escapist and with just a hint of the transcendental. 

 


 

CHILDCARE Q&A WITH ED CARES AUGUST’19

You first ever show as a band was at Reading & Leeds Festivals in 2016, that must of been a baptism of fire, how did they come about?

They were through BBC Introducing, they’d taken an interest in London and fed back to Radio 1 so they picked us to headline their stages. It was a really fun weekend, I stomped around in a pair of short shorts and no top with stencils on my body, and we were OK! 

 

You debut album ‘Wabi-sabi’ came out at the end of May, is it good to finally have it out and whats the reaction been like?

Yeah it’s cool to have it out – some of the songs are 3 or 4 years old and we’ve been through so many songs that it was getting a bit silly that we hadn’t put one out. it’s a decent collection of songs and the reaction has been warm – we’ve been getting lots of Radio 1 play and Spotify support and fans are happy to hear some new music. It was very enjoyable to put it all together and think about interludes, introductions and segways – turn it in to a whole body of work as opposed to a collection of ten songs – that’s what we’re really interested in.

 

How would you describe the sound of the band?

We’re a normal band set up and we’d be put in the indie camp, but we’re much more original than most “indie” bands. Most of our tunes have half-time, hip-hop tempos, the melodies are inspired by r’n’b and we’ve got loads of harmonies – my days as a choir boy bearing fruit probably. We never get compared to any bands in particular and people never quite know how to describe us – which is exactly what we’re after. I don’t want to be in a group who’s music makes you instantly think of another.

 

Can you tell us more about the Wellness element of your live show, what exactly is it and why are you doing it?

Well our normal shows are great anyway, my hip movement has been coming on leaps and bounds and guitarist Rich’s hair is really looking good at the moment, but for this tour we’re adding an extra wellness element to complement the album’s wellness campaign. We’ve been running Personal Glory™ events where we hire out a yoga studio and take fans through our own version of yoga and mindfulness – so we’re bringing a bit of this to the live shows – expect yogic breathing, mindful eating and a space to find Personal Glory.

 

Wabi-sabi is Japanese for an acceptance of imperfection, is this a term that you feel fits with the bands outlook?

I suppose with regards to recording our music we certainly have a sound which isn’t overly polished and produced – it’s honest. But more broadly we felt like the term, which as well as sounding great, encapsulated what the album is all about – self improvement, growth and acceptance.

 

After the tour, what else have you got planned?

We’ll be bringing our Personal Glory™ to more cities around the UK, Europe and the US and recording the best second album we’ve ever recorded.

 

And a close connection to Carlisle… 

Drummer David’s Dad came fourth in a late 90s Carlisle rally competition

 

CHILDCARE were formed by Ed Cares, formerly one of West London’s most in-demand male nannies. Ed enlisted local musicians Emma Topolski (bass/vocals), Rich Le Gate (guitar) and David Dyson (drums) to complete the group and they performed their first shows together at Reading and Leeds festival in 2016. Their skewed, off-center, softcore psych has gained them eager fans across the continent, extensive BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music support including 28 Radio 1 spins for latest single, the Radio 1 Introducing Track of the WeekSugarcane’ and wide-spread online coverage from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland, Clash, DIY and Indie shuffle.

Wabi-Sabi takes the listener on a self-healing quest of discovery; from dosings of Dr Dre in the album’s first song ‘Omega Grey’ and cross-dressing experimentation in ‘Getting Over You (Wabi-Sabi Cut)’ to psychedelic freak-out ‘Magazines’, this is what healing guitar music should sound 

like; fresh, escapist and with just a hint of the transcendental. 

 

Tour Dates

28-Nov-19 Carlisle The Old Fire Station

29-Nov-19 Tynemouth Surf Cafe

30-Nov-19 Edinburgh Sneaky Petes

1-Dec-19 Stockton-On-Tees Georgian Theatre

2-Dec-19 Hull The Polar Bear

7-Dec-19 Coventry The Tin

9-Dec-19 York The Fulford Arms

10-Dec-19 Liverpool Sound

12-Dec-19 Leicester The Cookie Jar

13-Dec-19 Stoke On Trent Sugarmill

15-Dec-19 Sheffield Record Junkee

17-Dec-19 London Scala

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