Steven Childs – ‘Red 4 U’ (mp3)
Steven Childs is a man with some hidden talents. He’s better known as the frontman for Brisbane pop/punk outfit Repeat Offender (who we blogged about a little while back) but he also has some rather interesting solo material as well, which I found in a blind stumble through the whacky world of MySpace.
His profile – http://www.myspace.com/stevenchildsmusic – is filled with some home-made demos that definitely show potential if he ever wanted to ditch the distortion and chase the melody. The tunes have a blues and roots feel to them, more akin to acts like John Mayer and Lior, who utilise electric rather than acoustic guitars and drench their songs in vocal harmony. These harmonies Childs does exceptionally well, inflecting the song with a 90s R&B feel – come on, everyones liked at least one Babyface and/or Craig David song in their time!
There’s no word on whether an album or EP or cassingle will be released, so if you like the tunes you’ll have to be content with downloading it to your iPod.