Indie Rockers FAIRCHILD Reveal Latest EP ‘Breathless’
UK Tour Dates Announced for February and March
FAIRCHILD – ‘Breathless’ EP
“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 while releasing their ‘Burning Feet’ & ‘Sadako’ EPs. Fresh from supporting MUTEMATH throughout Europe, the band are set to embark on their own seven date UK tour starting off in Manchester on Feb 27th.
Since ‘Breathless’ premiered online in late November, it’s notched up 150,000 Soundcloud plays, peaked at #5 on the Hype Machine popular charts while receiving support from BBC Introducing, 6music, Amazing Radio & WFUV.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Feb 27th – Gorilla, Manchester
Mar 1st – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Mar 2nd – Tooting Tram & Social, London
Mar 11th – Verve Bar, Leeds (Double Denim Live)
Mar 25th – Bumper, Liverpool (Love Unsigned)
Mar 26th – Hemelvaart Bier Cafe, Ayton
Mar 28th – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow