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LISTEN: Sonic Boom Remixes Childhood
Laurie Tuffrey , June 26th, 2013 07:01

Sonic Boom: "[Childhood's songs are] honed like fine gemstones - old ones, with the cushion cut finish - like you see Henry the VIII wearing in old Holbein portraits..."

London-based guitar-pop four-piece Childhood recently released their new single, 'Solemn Skies', out via House Anxiety / Marathon Artists, and it turns out that former Spacemen 3 man Peter Kember, perhaps better known as Sonic Boom, is a massive fan. So much so, in fact, that he's done a remix of the single, and we've got a first spin of it below:

Talking about how he first heard the band, Sonic Boom says: "I saw Childhood by happy accident at a festival we were part of in Nantes. The promoter, an old friend, had said to be sure to catch Childhood as he thought I would like them. Sure enough.

"The band have killer arrangements and I was impressed how the songs were honed like fine gemstones - old ones, with the cushion cut finish - like you see Henry the VIII wearing in old Holbein portraits... just a few precise cuts, nothing flashy. Just streamlined, considered elegance, but boiling over at times with a psyche-piercing volcanic fury... the sort of thing one comes across only once in a sunny summer of balmy blue moons."

Well said, Mr Kember. Have a watch of Tabitha Denholm's video for the single below, and head here to get hold of the single.

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