I’ve been a fan of Australia’s Fairchild for a few years now, and was delighted to see a new single pop up in my Facebook feed. Thank you, sponsored posts!
I’ll cut right to the chase: this song is completely fantastic. Three seconds in and I’m hooked. It’s love at first listen. Others have drawn comparisons between Fairchild and Foals before, I haven’t heard it so clearly until just now. Adam Lyons voice straddles the androgynous line between beautiful and masculine. “Nom de Guerre” contains all the frustration and clamour as Foals, but with traces of sweetness possessed by bands like Friendly Fires. I can’t sit still with this in my ears.
“Nom de Guerre” is the first track of the band’s upcoming double A-side single release, which will drop on Monday, June 22 in the UK.
If you’re new to the six-piece act, be sure to check out our previous reviews of “Burning Feet” and “Dancer.” The band has promised “new material throughout 2015” so sink your teeth in now and hold on tight.