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We spoke to lead singer of CHILDCARE, Ed Cares, ahead of our co-hosted gig night on January 13th at London’s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Check out our conversation below.

For those who haven’t heard you, what three words would you use to describe your music? And yourselves, personally?
Ed Cares: Milquetoast, Amatory,  Crapulous

How did you meet?
EC: Rich used to play in a band I knew, Emma I met at a party, Glyn I met on a mini golf course 

How’d you get into music?
EC: I’ve been playing the piano since I was 7.

Tell us about your next single.
EC: The next single is called “Kiss?” and it’s a punchy, uptempo soliloquy about an awkward British greeting and the nature of regret.

Who is the most influential person in your life?
EC: Danny Dyer 

Where did you get the name CHILDCARE from?
EC: I wanted to have a two syllable band name that encapsulated the sentiment of lost innocence in this parochial age. Also I’m a nanny. 

What’s next for CHILDCARE? What can fans expect in the next few months?
EC: 2 new songs, 1 new video, 2-4 more shows. 

What’s one thing you’d want to change about the music industry?
EC: Less bullshit to come out of people who work in the industry’s mouths. Also would like them to compliment us more.

What new artists have you been super into lately?
EC: Flying Burrito Brothers. John Lennon. Abdullah Ibrahim. 

What’s your dream tour?
EC: Playing with Hinds every day for the rest of our lives. 

If you had an unlimited budget, what would your live show look like?
EC: Bigger strobe. 

If you had to live off one food, what would it be?
EC: Granola