CHILDCARE could not be a more appropriately named band, with frontman Ed Cares also being one of the most in-demand nannies of West London. When six-year-old Katie overheard Ed humming a song he had written, she intuitively persuaded him to form a band. Now, after finishing a successful tour supporting Bastille and having received radio recognition from the likes of Huw Stephens and Annie Mac – we have Katie to thank!
Celebrating British awkwardness, CHILDCARE’s new video “Kiss?” pays tribute to those social interactions we would rather forget. Leadman Ed explains: “While waiting at the school gates to pick up the child I look after, I went to say hi to a couple of the mums I knew in the playground. I went to kiss one on the cheek just as she leant forward to pick something up from her bag on the ground. This left me hovering mid-air above her for a few seconds, at which point instead of returning to my natural standing position, I decided to draw her attention to my predicament by posing the question: ‘Kiss?’”