I had the pleasure of reviewing Fairchild’s “Nom de Guerre” a few weeks ago, and was thrilled to stumble upon the other half of their Double A-Side single, “Hot Rod.” Both songs became available on iTunes in the UK on June 22. For us stateside, you can enjoy them right here for the time being.
While the sister single reminded me of Foals (compliments!), “Hot Rod” is drenched in Fairchild’s signature noise, also heard on “Dancer.”
The band is very thoughtful when it comes to naming their songs. Titles hint at the overall tone. “Dancer” is delicate and lovely, of course. “Hot Rod” is aggressive and unrelenting. This fiery, explosive track will shake you awake during your 3 p.m. workday slump. It will leave you flushed. It will leave you flustered.
I love everything these Australian emigrants produce. There will be more in store for 2015, just wait.