CHILDCARE drop ‘Sugarcane’ music video


London’s premier softcore-psych quartet CHILDCARE share music video for  ‘Sugarcane’ as part of their Wabi-Sabi debut album released last month.

A chime and they’re off. The new the single from CHILDCARE, is a slinky number you wouldn’t dare take home to your mother for fear of a serious grounding.

The reggaeton inspired Sugarcane sings of an ill lit and lurid relationship, a juxtaposed piece of darkness in the otherwise wellness-centred ‘Wabi-Sabi’ album.

Singer Ed Cares said: “‘Sugarcane’ is one of the few modern songs to reference one of my favourite American-Chinese dishes – the almighty Ciao Mein, Sugarcane is about exploring a more delicious, greasier version of yourself.”

The video is directed by Maxim Kelly (FEWS, Palace, Zola Blood) who added: “I’ve been chronicling the life-altering work that CHILDCARE and their Get Well Soon program do. Therefore, I came to the project as an experienced advocate of the system.

“CHILDCARE contacted me for the footage I had filmed and we re-edited it collectively. We focused primarily on the spinning and circular rotation work since we agreed this was the most profound and visual facet of the work. What you’re seeing unfold is the movement identified with all matter from the vastest galaxy to the teeniest atom.”

The full 13-track Wabi-Sabi album takes the listener on a self-healing quest of discovery; from dosings of Dr Dre in ‘Omega Grey’ and cross-dressing experimentation in ‘Getting Over You’, to psychedelic freak-out ‘Champagne Brain’. This is what healing guitar music should sound like; fresh, escapist and with just a hint of the transcendental.

The CHILDCARE ‘Wabi-Sabi’ album was released on May 31st via Get Well Soon. The Band will perform a series of headline shows and festivals throughout 2019 including Latitude, Reading and Leeds – more below.

Live Dates

4th – The Bullingdon, Oxford
5th – The Horn, St. Albans
7th – Heartbreakers, Southampton
9th – The Junction, Plymouth
11th – The Anvil, Bournemouth
12th – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
13th – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
14th – The Boileroom, Guildford
15th – Esquires, Bedford
18th – The Fighting Cocks, Kingston
19th – Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff
20th – Moles Club, Bath

17th December: Scala, London

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