And while the buzz from Burning Feet was still fresh, Fairchild dropped the sophomore EP, Sadako, last November. It has propelled Fairchild’s popularity to new heights.
“Burning Feet“ – Fairchild from Burning Feet EP
Both EPs were recorded under the brilliant guidance of celebrated producer Catherine Marks, who has famously produced albums for artists like The Killers, Wolf Alice and Foals. What young, relatively new, and talented indie band wouldn’t love collaborating with a producer of such caliber?
Two years ago, as their popularity was growing, the six members of Fairchild decided to leave Australia and establish new roots in Manchester, England for the recording of Burning Feet and for the kind of access to opportunities a place like Manchester offers a talented band with a growing fan base and increasing blogger and press love.
Shortly after settling in England and dropping Burning Feet, Fairchild hit the road for successful tours through Singapore, Hong Kong, China and North America, sharing the stage with bands like Neon Indian, Parachute Youth, Flume, Last Dinosaurs and The Griswolds, and performing at musical events like Canadian Music Week and Music Matters Live.
Fairchild’s funky, pop-glazed melodies and beats, harmony-laden choruses, catchy, energetic guitar riffs, sparkling keys and groovy bass lines are so wonderfully delivered that they sound like they’ve been making music together for a decade or more.
“Stay Young“ (Midnight Mix) – Fairchild from Fairchild
The magic between band members – Adam Lyons (vocals), Nathan Lyons (keyboards), Tim Voeten (guitar), Patrick Huerto (guitar), Tommy Davies (bass), and James Alexander (drums) – is evident in song after song of the band’s relatively small, but impressive, discography.
Last November, Fairchild dropped their newest self-produced EP, Sadako, via Canvas Sounds overseas and OK! Good Records in the United States. Sadako, which spawned the standout single, “Aracadia,” was also mixed by Marks in London’s Assault & Battery Studios. Other standout tracks include “Dancer” and “Figure It Out.”
“Arcadia“ – Fairchild from Sadako EP (2014)
See the band’s live set performance at KEXP Seattle (May 2014)