Fairchild bed down an emo­tional first al­bum

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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.

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