In 2014, Gold Coast six-piece FAIRCHILD began 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 noticed parallels between their recordings and the songs of the 80s bands they’d always loved.
By early 2015, FAIRCHILD began recording what would become their debut album under producer/mixer Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice, Alex Lahey). The band then packed their bags and moved halfway across the world to Manchester, UK. A city in which they had no following, no homes and no source of income - in order to shake up their senses and focus on touring, performing and finishing their record.
After two years, FAIRCHILD returned home and released their debut album ‘So Long and Thank You’ on August 4th, 2017 - a collection of songs that traces their experiences from Australia to the UK, and back again.
In the lead up, FAIRCHILD released three EPs and multiple singles, with ‘Relevance’ and ‘Start Again’ entering the Spotify Viral 50 and FMQB SubModern Charts in the US, respectively. The band has toured Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and North America, playing showcases at Canadian Music Week and Music Matters Live. During their stay in the UK, FAIRCHILD embarked on a nation-wide tour with MOTHXR, supported The Human League on their ‘A Very British Synthesizer’ arena shows and opened for US rockers MUTEMATH on the European leg of their 'Vitals' tour.
Currently spread across the world in various locations, FAIRCHILD released new single ‘I Said’ on April 30th, 2020 - along with a bunch of older material to commemorate 10 years as a band. During this time, they've supported a whole range of bands locally - including Red Riders, Neon Indian, Cassette Kids, The Medics, Northeast Party House, Parachute Youth, Cub Sport, Battleships, Nantes, Canyons and played at the Gold Coast Big Day Out.