Not many bands can say that their first overseas tour took them to Japan, but that was the case for Australian indie outfit Fairchild. It was there that they found the inspiration for the title of their EP Sadako, named after the book 'Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes', which tells the story of a Japanese girl who was two years old when the Hiroshima bombs fell. She then became devastatingly ill and was told of the myth that says if you create 1,000 paper cranes it will heal whatever ails you. A friend of vocalist Adam Lyons made those 1,000 paper cranes for him as he went onto University to wish him luck, and I'd say it gave him luck and then some. All of those cranes hang above Lyons' bedroom, where the Sadako EP was recorded and produced.

The band took their sophomore EP to Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice, The Killers) to mix it, who also recorded and produced their debut EP which came out earlier on in the year. Below, you can stream that EP - reminiscent of The Temper Trap, Two Door Cinema Club, or Cayucas, it's an accessible sound with dreamy guitar lines and effortlessly smooth vocals that almost anyone can find something to like in and is one of my favorite EPs of the year.

Listen below.

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