Fairchild bed down an emotional first album
took local band Fairchild Republic three months to record their debut album – in one small bedroom. The group launches Wish Upon a Paper Crane on home turf tomorrow night. Frontman Adam Lyons says the recording process was interesting. ‘‘The convenience of recording at home is good, but it can become stretched out,’’ he says. ‘‘Some days it’s not your day, so you throw the towel in. But most days there is a raw energy and you see ideas change. Our perceptions of songs would often change.’’ Not concerned with what is cool right now, Fairchild Republic aim to write emotional songs that move people. ‘‘Lyrically, I find writing very easy,’’ Lyons says. ‘‘Putting lyrics to a topic is simple. The record is heartfelt and very honest. Some of the topics are confronting and in your face. We like to pull at heartstrings.’’ While some of the songs on Wish Upon a Paper Crane’s were written more than three years ago, Lyons says he enjoys returning to the headspace he was in when he first wrote the older tracks. ‘‘It’s like having a conversation with myself,’’ he says. ‘‘Sometimes (for others) it’s hard to pinpoint what I am talking about. I like that. People can interpret it any way they like.’’
Fairchild Republic, The Lions Children and Blonde Bear play Elsewhere tonight.
Fairchild Republic launch their debut album in Surfers Paradise tonight.