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Origin Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Genres Indie Rock
Years active 2009 – present
Website Official website

Manwomanchild is a rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania fronted by David Child.[1][2] The band was started in Rhode Island in 2008.[3] In February 2010, the band release a self-titled EP recorded at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, RI.[4] The band's lineup for the EP and album consisted of David Child on vocals, guitars, and synths, Mason Neely on drums, and Craig Gifford on bass.[3] In May 2010, Manwomanchild released the song "Chile La Roja" in support of Chile's 2010 World Cup team.[5][6][7] The song was featured in 4 national newspapers and on 2 Chilean TV networks.[5][6][7][8]

The band released its self-titled debut album on 12/14/2010 on West Cortez Records.[9][10]

In 2013, Manwomanchild moved to Philadelphia. In April 2014, wrote and recorded the soundtrack for Decidedly's iOS and Android game "Floyd's Worthwhile Endeavor". [11][1]

In September and October 2014, the band released the singles "Wedding Toast" and "Recent History", followed by another, "The Telepath Returns," in December of the same year. [12] [1][13]

In March 2015, "The Difficult Years" was released. Music blog "Surviving the Golden Age" described the song's sound as "LCD Soundsystem being fronted by Ben Gibbard" as well as "hybrid glam rock/chamber pop". [14]


  1. ^ a b c "Download a new Manwomanchild song called “Recent History”". WXPN's The Key. 2015-10-23. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Chile la roja: himno anglo para nuestra selección". Super 45 (in Spanish). 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Q&A: Manwomanchild". Windy City Rock. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Via Chicago :: from the HD Mailbag". Harmon Drive. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  5. ^ a b "La pegajosa canción que alienta a Chile en inglés". Il Mercurio (in Spanish). 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  6. ^ a b "Top: La Roja tiene himno anglo". Las Ultimas Noticias (in Spanish). 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  7. ^ a b "La Roja de Bielsa ahora tiene un himno en versión anglo". La Nacion (in Spanish). 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  8. ^ "La Roja tiene canción en inglés". 24 Horas. 2010-06-24. TVN. TVN. 
  9. ^ "Record review: Manwomanchild - self-titled LP". Windy City Rock. 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  10. ^ "Manwomanchild - Manwomanchild". Allmusic Guide (AMG). 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  11. ^ "'Floyd's Worthwhile Endeavour' Review - Hat's The Way To Do It!". Touch Arcade. 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  12. ^ "PREMIERE: Philadelphia band Manwomanchild has been". I Heart Moosiq. 2015-10-23. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  13. ^ "PREMIERE: Manwomanchild shares new single “The Telepath Returns”". WXPN's The Key. 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  14. ^ "PREMIERE: MANWOMANCHILD “THE DIFFICULT YEARS”". Surviving The Golden Age. 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2015-04-26.