The debut video by Childcare for Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You). Directed by Danny Nellis (directs all Wesley Gonzalez videos) and produced by CHILDCARE guitarist Rich Le Gate. The video for is a surreal homage to the hollow, naff brilliance of stock photography. From the bizarre (Trout Hand) to the classic (Lovers Hold Hands On Deckchairs).
Singer Ed Cares eloquently explains: “After being the victim of a polite yet painful breakup, I found myself later that same day wearing one of the skirts of my former inamorata for a video shoot the band was filming. Realising this was an A* creative writing idea for a song, I quickly noted down the title Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)‘in my gmail drafts folder and the song flowered from there.”
Childcare finished 2016 playing huge shows in front of thousands as part of Bastille’s nationwide arena tour. Made Simple, their debut EP released in April this year represented an emphatic statement which cemented the adoration of all those newly turned on to the London quartet courtesy of that tour. With a sling of festivals and a recent BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale session tucked safely under their belts this four piece are soon to embark on their first UK headline tour.
It all started when Ed Cares, one of west London’s most in-demand male nannies, was overheard humming a song he had written, by Katie, aged six, who persuaded him to form a band. Josh, eight, boldly proclaimed: “You’re probably my second favourite artist after Katy Perry.” And so, after sourcing some neighbourhood musicians capable of living up to Josh’s heady billing — specifically Emma Topolski (I cold) on bass, Rich Legate (son of ‘Menthos’ font designer) on guitar and Glyn Daniels (Chelmsford born, Bristol bred) on drums — Ed soon had an able band to perform with under the only logical moniker in the circumstances: CHILDCARE.
Having honed their vivid and visceral live show on stages including Reading and Leeds festivals and now some of the land’s major concert venues, CHILDCARE have earned themselves extensive national radio play and enthusiastic coverage from key online tastemakers, as well as having once been heard in Starbucks in Sweden.
CHILDCARE will be performing their first UK headline tour in November in support of the release.
The ‘GEMINI. ALBATROSS. ALRIGHT?’ TOUR
11th November – The Attic (in The Garage), Glasgow
12th November – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
18th November – Record Junkee, Sheffield
19th November – Oporto, Leeds
20th November – Studio 2, Liverpool
21st November – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
22nd November – The Flapper, Birmingham
23rd November – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth
24th November – Ramsgate Music Hall
25th November – The Crofters Rights, Bristol
27th November – The Prince Albert, Brighton
28th November – The Lexington, London