Popular Perth four-piece Childsaint have just announced they will be changing their name to CALMLY, effectively immediately. The decision came amidst an ongoing dispute with 80s hair metal band from California, Child Saint, who prompted their decision through aggressive threats and a cease and desist letter with which the Perth group sought legal advice.
After going from strength to strength in the local scene in the past few years the dreamy/melodic grunge act is looking forward to broadening their horizons this year with a showcase at SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas. Unfortunately this overseas expansion brought legal issues causing them to reconsider their use of the disputed name. While there were suggestions to maintain continuity by adopting a new name in the US only, or adding words or characters to the existing name – as is common practice when bands tour overseas and their name is taken in that jurisdiction – Childsaint/CALMLY agreed that it would be easier to change the name altogether to avoid future confusion.
After their recent national tour with Methyl Ethel and scoring the Perth support for Manchester Orchestra, CALMLY have a huge year planned for 2018, with showcases at SXSW in March and an album release scheduled for mid-year.
Fans of the band can now follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram at @CALMLYband.