After Childhood’s debut album, frontman Ben Romans-Hopcraft moved back in with his mum to reconnect with his roots. The result was him abandoning the dream-pop of Childhood’s debut and embracing a spiritual soul sound, influenced by the soulful orchestration and subtle grooves of Smokey Robinson that echoed through his mum’s house. New album Universal High sees the Brixton five-piece playfully tapping into old-school pop and retro soul with the lyrics drawing from the area Hopcraft grew up in. It’s the sound of a band who love what they do.

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