That a Northern Quarter dive bar should have played host to a chance meeting between Childhood Sweetheart frontwomen Sammy and Sophie is somewhat fitting. Bridging the gap between grit and glamour, the Manchester five-piece offer up their own acerbic brand of indie-pop that takes no prisoners. With new track, Honey, out, the band spoke with The Fountain about the new work as well as future plans.

TF: What has the reception been like to Honey?

It’s been amazing! We took quite a long break from releasing anything so the response has been really great because we’ve poured our heart and soul into this song.

TF: Sum up the track in one sentence?

Honey is a bittersweet anthem for disgruntled lovers trying to become unstuck.

TF: What’s your plan for the remainder of the year?

We’re spending so much time in our bedroom studio at the moment, just throwing round ideas and recording!

We’ve just settled on which track to release as our next single, which will be coming in the next couple of months for sure, as well as an exciting collab for a chilled version of Honey. Everything we do is fresh out that bedroom studio!

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you’re looking forward to gigging?

We haven’t actually played a gig yet as Childhood Sweetheart! Being able to just get rehearsing again and playing loud would be a dream though. We really miss all the crazy s**t that goes down when we get together between local lockdowns.

Headlining a sweaty, packed out Deaf Institute in our hometown would be insane. Let’s aim for that!