Childcare’s “Magazines” Is Middle Age Crisis In Art-Punk Form

Private freak-out song.

Photo: Courtesy of Super Cat PR

UK quartet Childcare taps into the middle age crisis that we all face at some point in their new delightful art-punk single “Magazines.” Starting off with a playfully upbeat but ominously minimalistic melody, “Magazines” is filled with arrhythmic guitar lines and bass that somehow find harmony with each other. There is a subtle air of guilt with the track, but most of it is a buoyant melody that boxes you into a self-realization moment. Stream below:

“On the way to Hampstead Heath last year I noticed a Big Issue seller who looked different from normal; a well-spoken, middle aged, white and middle class woman” frontman Ed Cares explained, “This song is about the surprise of seeing someone from my tribe selling the magazine on the street, the realisation that any of us could end up there, and the guilt of feeling a particular sympathy towards her.”

“Magazines” is from Childcare’s EP Luckyucker, which is was released on July 13:

Comprised of Ed Cares (vocals), Emma Topolski (bass, vocals), Rich Le Gate (guitar, backing vocals) and Glyn Daniels (drums, backing vocals), Childcare has been making waves aross the UK radio and have several festivals/shows lined up. Go check them out:

7/21 – Tramlines Festival (Sheffield, UK)

7/22 – Nozstock (Herefordshire, UK)

8/2 – Neverworld Festival (Kent, UK)

10/5 – Sneaky Pete’s (Edinburgh, UK)

10/6 – Hug and Pint (Glasgow, UK)

10/8 – The Moon (Cardiff, UK)

10/9 – Sunflower Lounge (Birmingham, UK)

10/10 – Jimmy’s (Manchester, UK)

10/11 – Hyde Park Book Club (Leeds, UK)

10/13 – Twisterella (Middlesbrough, UK)

10/15 – Red Room (Nottingham, UK)

10/16 – Omeara (London, UK)

10/18 – The Louisiana (Bristol, UK)

10/19 – The Talking Heads (Southampton, UK)

10/20 – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar (Brighton, UK)