Artist of the Week – Fairchild

Hailing from the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia, indie dance pop band, Fairchild has been growing in popularity over the past couple of years beyond the shores of Australia to the shores of England and North America. It all started with the release of their debut EP, Burning Feet , which was making the rounds among indie buzz band bloggers and fans after the title track was circulated.

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.

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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)

Fairchild on Facebook

See the band’s live set performance at KEXP Seattle (May 2014)

Stream more of the band’s songs, like standout tracks, “Figure It Out,” “Disco Retreat” and “Dancer” via Soundcloud

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