Trevor Childs

Friday, June 15, 2007

Honest folk musicians seem harder and harder to find now days, weather it's the influence of consumer culture or the silencing of indie media, who knows? One thing I do know is that Trevor Childs remains defiant, his album Terrified criticises all things from religion, popular culture and corporate branding to the Bush dictatorship and their Middle-Eastern Vietnam.
For Californian musician Childs, a former member of The Lovemakers, keeping things simple comes naturally. He takes on subjects close to his heart, giving them a polished quality that only a few distinguished artists have succeeded at (fan's of Neil Young, John Sebastian and Jarvis Cocker will absolutely love this). The lyrical content gives the songs a timeless quality, so forget the 60's comparisons, we weren't a world divided by obesity and poverty quite so much back then (So we like to think). However saying Childs sound was influenced by the 60's is spot on.
Here's the first two tracks from Terrified. The first 'Terrified' tackles the issue of the increasing fear orientated society, declaring "anybody who's got God on their side, makes me terrified". 'Don't Get Old' is a classic pop tune with Beach Boys melody to boot and again displaying Childs liberal identity.

Trevor Childs- Terrified: MP3

Trevor Childs- Don't Get Old: MP3

Trevor Childs- Myspace


At 5:10 PM, June 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your kind words about my CD. Glad it resonated with you- I'd love to be able to come to New Zealand and play music in the future, I've heard it's a beautiful country. Keep listening!

Thanks again,


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