Australian six piece Fairchild Republic release their four track EP Arcadia on the 25th March 2013 before heading to the UK & Europe for a summer tour, including a performance at The Great Escape 2013.
Hailing from the Gold Coast,Fairchild Republic are described as playing an atmospheric style of alternative indie rock, completed by soaring vocal melodies. The four tracks recorded and self produced in their home studio, are taken from their Australian released album Wish Upon a Paper Crane.
Lead video Arcadia is a catchy and emotion-filled piece of music reflecting on the times when we live in our imaginary place of bliss incorporating everything a lead single requires – a strong melody, a hooky chorus, jangly guitar (similar Two Door Cinema Club), along with being upbeat and rhythmically driven designed to get people on the dance floor.
Stay Young slows things down and showcases lead singer Adam Lyons’s vocal talent, along with the bands beautifully layered harmonies. Stemming from the main guitar riff at the beginning of the track – this was one those songs that came together very quickly. Despite changing the drums a number of times – the lyrics capture the essence of your youth.
The third track from the EP, Outside features some twinkling guitar work, perfect harmonies from the Lyons brothers but also is a winning live track which just epitomises Fairchild Republic‘s ability to create a song that is simply enjoyable to listen to.
Closing track Running Bear delivers a wonderful clean-yet-almost-distorted lead guitar melody, mixed with strong lifting vocals and the rhythm section. The only track where the melody was written before the instruments, the guys opted for a fuzzed out bass, driving synths and soaring guitars. Lyrically it appears to have some dark under tones however it is simply a love story exploring the highs and lows of relationships.
They have supported the likes of Neon Indian, Last Dinosaurs, Kids of 88, Parachute Youth, The Medics, Northeast Party House, The Cairos & Cub Scouts. Along with performances at festivals such as The Big Day Out, 4 Walls & Oneway Project, touring Japan and being half-time entertainment at Metricon Stadium for The Gold Coast Suns.
Fairchild Republic are Adam Lyons, Nathan Lyons, Tim Voeten, Patrick Huerto, James Haigh and Tommy Davies. They draw influences from acts such as The Killers, The Temper Trap, Editors, White Lies, Klaxons & Foals, the guys released their debut EP Ships are for Sailing in 2010.