FAIRCHILD

Live Act Indie Synthiepop Rock
FAIRCHILD - Indie Synthiepop Rock Live Act in Manchester

FAIRCHILD Short Info

"From Australia, a new group who raid the 1980s new-wave archives with beautiful results" The Sunday Times

"Sounds like: Foals, Jungle, Cathedrals" Indie Shuffle

"With a touch of Depeche Mode, a hint of Flock of Seagulls, and a healthy dose of Future Islands, FAIRCHILD bring both a contemporary and infectiously classic atmosphere to their new track, Breathless." Baeble

Australian, Manchester-based, six-piece FAIRCHILD are set to continue their streak of 1980s musical praises with the release of their third EP 'Breathless', out February 26th via the bands own label 'Canvas Sounds'. Produced by friend and collaborator Catherine Marks (Foals, The Killers, Wolf Alice) and recorded on the Gold Coast, lead singer Adam Lyons was given the opportunity to oversee mixing at Assault and Battery Studios in London.

The title track is a slow, sensual, four-to-the-floor rollick into unchartered territory. It instigated a series of pre-production sessions, with each band member contributing ideas unhindered by genre expectations. FAIRCHILD worked individually and in small groups, at times swapping instruments, sharing half-baked riffs, beats, bites and grooves during an exacting four month period of brainstorming and began to recognize parallels between their recordings and the songs of the 80s bands they’d always loved.

The EP opens with the pounding drums and sundrenched keys of ‘Nom de Guerre’ – a track that is at once vital and relaxed, showcasing the duality of sounds and themes FAIRCHILD is capable of meshing. ‘Hot Rod’ surges forward with its heavy wall of sound, lingering keys, and the sort of unapologetic drop-D power riffage found on metal and heavy rock B-sides. Fellow Canvas Sounds act 'KNDR' closes the EP with an electronic remix of 'Breathless'.

In February 2015, the six-piece moved from Gold Coast, Australia to Manchester, UK after spending the last two years touring through Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and North America. They also supported the likes of Neon Indian, Parachute Youth, Kids of 88 and Northeast Party House while releasing their 'Burning Feet' & 'Sadako' EPs in 2014.

Brothers Adam and Nathan Lyons have continued expanding their label and management company, Canvas Sounds, in their new city with a current string of fresh releases from each of their signed acts. The ‘Breathless’ EP is part of this broader push by Canvas Sounds to encourage collaboration, support unsigned musicians and trial methods of songwriting and recording previously unexplored by its artists.

"Since then we were lucky enough to have the group play a spellbinding, hip-moving set at November’s Sucker Club show – our monthly night of live music." When The Gramophone Rings

"Fairchild make this tiny room feel huge, they play the gig as if they're playing a big arena" Even That Stars

"Absolutely fell in love with this tune when we heard it" BBC Introducing MCR

"From Australia, a new group who raid the 1980s new-wave archives with beautiful results" The Sunday Times

"Sounds like: Foals, Jungle, Cathedrals" Indie Shuffle

"With a touch of Depeche Mode, a hint of Flock of Seagulls, and a healthy dose of Future Islands, FAIRCHILD bring both a contemporary and infectiously classic atmosphere to their new track, Breathless." Baeble

Australian, Manchester-based, six-piece FAIRCHILD are set to continue their streak of 1980s musical praises with the release of their third EP 'Breathless', out February 26th via the bands own label 'Canvas Sounds'. Produced by friend and collaborator Catherine Marks (Foa...

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Past Gigs FAIRCHILD

  • 03 | 2016 The Hug & Pint, Glasgow 'Breathless' EP Tour
  • 03 | 2016 Hemelvarrt Bier Cafe, Ayton 'Breathless' EP Tour
  • 03 | 2016 Bumper, Liverpool 'Breathless' EP Tour
  • 03 | 2016 Verve Bar, Leeds 'Breathless' EP Tour
  • 03 | 2016 The Moon Club, Cardiff 'Breathless' EP Tour
  • 03 | 2016 Tooting Tram & Social, London 'Breathless' EP Tour
  • 03 | 2016 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton 'Breathless' EP Tour
  • 02 | 2016 Gorilla, Manchester 'Breathless' EP Tour
  • 02 | 2016 Columbia Thearter, Berlin supporting MUTEMATH
  • 02 | 2016 Knust, Hamburg supporting MUTEMATH
  • 02 | 2016 Luxor, Cologne supporting MUTEMATH
  • 02 | 2016 Melkweg, Amsterdam supporting MUTEMATH
  • 01 | 2016 Les Etoiles, Paris supporting MUTEMATH
  • 01 | 2016 O2 Acadmey Islington, London supporting MUTEMATH
  • 01 | 2016 The Exchange, Bristol supporting MUTEMATH
  • 01 | 2016 O2 Academy 3, Birmingham supporting MUTEMATH
  • 01 | 2016 Deaf Institute, Manchester supporting MUTEMATH

Discography FAIRCHILD

  • 2016 Breathless EP | Canvas Sounds
  • 2015 Hot Rod / Nom de Guerre Single | Canvas Sounds
  • 2014 Sadako EP | Canvas Sounds
  • 2014 Burning Feet EP | Canvas Sounds

Media

  • Video FAIRCHILD - Breathless (Lyr...
  • Video FAIRCHILD - Hot Rod ( Live)
  • Video FAIRCHILD - Nom de Guerre (...
  • Video FAIRCHILD - Dancer (Officia...
  • Video FAIRCHILD - Arcadia (Offici...
  • Video Fairchild - Full Performanc...
  • Video OAW // FAIRCHILD - Hot Rod
  • Video OAW // FAIRCHILD - Open Sea...

Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Adam Lyons Lead Vocals
  • Nathan Lyons Keys/Vocals
  • Tim Voeten Guitar
  • John Patrick Huerto Guitar
  • Thomas Davies Bass
  • James Alexander Drums