While Singapore has been blessed with numerous big concerts in recent times, the one thing that is sorely lacking is the opportunity to catch foreign bands in a more intimate setting. That’s where Music Matters Live comes in to fill the gap.
LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. FAIRCHILD, THADDEUS ANNA GREENE, SELFOSS, IPANEMA COSMONAUTS & GLENN MELING!!!LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. FAIRCHILD, THADDEUS ANNA GREENE, SELFOSS, IPANEMA COSMONAUTS & GLENN MELING!!!
Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep fighting the good fight.
Here are streams of new music that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Discover! Enjoy!
FAIRCHILD DEBUT NEW SINGLE ARCADIA OFF UPCOMING NEW EP SADAKOFAIRCHILD DEBUT NEW SINGLE ARCADIA OFF UPCOMING NEW EP SADAKO
Aussie indie pop outfit Fairchild has debuted “Arcadia”, a song off upcoming new EP – Sadako – to be released on November 21st through Canvas Sounds/Believe Digital. The new song is an infectious, hooky dance pop number which indie pop fans will simply lap up. Check it out below.
This piece was originally meant for publication in TODAY but due to miscommunication, it never was and so I decided to post it here on Power of Pop.
FAIRCHILD/DEON | Home Club | 3rd Jan 2014
That Singapore is now a premier regional hub for high-end music entertainment is a given. But perhaps what needs further development is for Singapore to provide an avenue for up and coming foreign bands to cut their teeth at our smaller venues so that home audiences might enjoy these performances in a more intimate setting. Bring local bands into the equation as opening acts and the opportunity for healthy cross-pollination arises which can only benefit music lovers everywhere. Thus far, the likes of Beach Fossils (USA), The Cairos (Australia) and Mac Demarco (Canada) have made their way to our smaller stages and it is a promising trend that hopefully truly takes off in the immediate future.
The first impression I had of Aussie indie pop band Fairchild — by watching a YouTube video of “Burning Feet” (off new EP of the same name) — was that the band was a professional set-up with management & promotional support – the whole shebang! But the truth is that the Gold Coast sextet actually have day jobs (!) and ascribe to a D-I-Y aesthetic, depending very much on contacts and their own business acumen to make it this far. Frontman Adam Lyons not only has to juggle a full-time profession with Fairchild but also has a side-project Lyon Apprentice, with his brother Nathan (who is also in Fairchild). The band played in 2013’s Music Matters Live and more recently The MIDI Festival in Shenzhen and will also be showcased at the upcoming Canadian Music Week in May. All these overseas jaunts, virtually on their own dime. Quite an achievement. Over this weekend, I had the unique opportunity to watch both Fairchild and Lyon Apprentice and spoke to Adam about music, passion and how to finance it all by robbing a bank!
I was forced to play piano when I was about 15 years old but I played guitar – I didn’t study it (music) at school – I wasn’t allowed to actually, I wasn’t even allowed to do PE – Maths and Science was my thing. I told them (parents) I wanted to do medicine, which I eventually got into. Music is a gateway to something else – it’s not a profession for me per se and I think things change when you switch music from a job to a hobby but we treat music as a job in the way we approach it. I look at my friends at work – 9 to 5 – and that’s all they do but it gives me another avenue to be creative.
Songs! They’re practically giving them away nowadays. So, get them while you can!
SAM PAGE – “Release Me”
DOT DASH – “Shopworn Excuse”
FAIRCHILD – “Dancer”
Short notice but for indie pop fans, this is the perfect start to a musical year that should not be missed. The first Identite of 2014 brings together Aussie outfit Fairchild and local heroes DEON. I will be covering the event for TODAY so I hope to see you there!