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London-based rock quartet Childhood was created by guitarist and vocalist Ben Romans-Hopcraft and second guitarist Leo Dobsen in 2010 while attending university in Nottingham. They soon added fellow students Daniel Salamons on bass and Chris O'Driscoll on drums to complete their original lineup. Their sound drew early comparisons to the likes of Stone Roses and Primal Screamas well as many shoegaze bands, fitting alongside rising acts such as Savages and tourmates Palma Violets, and receiving early recognition in the British press. This acknowledgment from the press was initially based on three studio tracks, including their first single, "Blue Velvet," its B-side "Bond Girls," and a digital stream of "Haltija." Drummer Jonny Williams replaced O'Driscoll following the release of their second single, "Solemn Skies," and Childhood went on to make it into the "bands to watch in 2014" features by both the BBC and the Guardian newspaper. Another single, "Falls Away," arrived before the mid-2014 release of the band's first full-length, Lacuna, which was produced by Dan Carey.

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