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    British band Childhood on the difficulties of moving beyond the demo

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Like many young musicians, Childhood started out making demos at home before getting into a professional studio with producer Dan Carey to record their debut album, ‘Lacuna’.

    But, as band member Ben Romans-Hopcraft explained, it wasn’t always an easy process: “It took us a year and half to actually get used to translating demos into a studio, making it sound like what we wanted it to sound like. We went through a big learning curve with that actually.”

    Fellow musician Leo Dobson, agreed: “Obviously there’s always like demo-itus, especially when you’re going into the studio in the early stages of your career. Dan Carey I think helped us realise and refresh sort of songs that were already written. I think all the kind of re-recordings are stronger, which is great.”

    The band have spent the summer touring to promote the album and Leo Dobson said they particularly enjoyed playing in Japan: “Going to Japan was just such an amazing, alien experience. We’re going back there quite soon, which is great, but the fact that people from that far away actually want us over there is just incredible. And we want to go everywhere really. All over the world.”

    Childhood’s first album ‘Lacuna’ is in shops now.