No one sets out to make the same record twice, of course, but play the new Childhood album side-by-side with their acclaimed debut, Lacuna, and they could almost have been made by different bands such is the monumental leap forward the South Londoners have made. Universal High is a record that gently traces its finger across classic sounds from the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Shuggie Otis and Prince, slips into rare groove’s stock sensuousness and shares the magpie eye of MF Doom. Written by Ben Romans - Hopcraft, the front man of Childhood and produced by Ben Allen (Gnarls Barley, Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective) in Atlanta Universal High sees the band really up their game as musicians taking the listener through low-riding shuffles, jet stream falsettos and slow jams - an exciting and unexpected chapter in the Childhood story.
CD - Jewel case with O-card with 4 page booklet.
LP - Limited Red Coloured Vinyl Version.