Effective period / Period of releases: 2004 - 2013
Members: Keith Seymour, Brandon Jacobs, John Linger, James HairNeils Children are a British band, formed in 1999 by John Linger and Brandon Jacobs. The group have covered much ground in their 14 year+ career, including bringing British post-punk back to the fore with singles such as 'Come Down', 'I Hate Models' and top 60 UK chart single 'Always The Same'. From 2007 onwards, the groups sound developed into a more pop savvy style in the mould of Orange Juice and Josef K when in 2009 the band announced a hiatus. Three years after, founding members Linger and Jacobs announced that a new album, Dimly Lit, was in production and was subsequently released in 2013. The critically acclaimed album offered up yet another development in style, this time bringing in electronic and psychedelic influences, with comparisons drawn to Broadcast, Stereolab and Serge Gainbourg's 'Melody Nelson...' album. A new non-album single 'The Highs and Lows' followed the album in November 2013, with the group announcing new recordings for 2014.