Fear isn’t something people usually embrace. But for the five young Aucklanders that make up the soaring pop-rock outfit The Earlybirds, this troubling emotion was not something to run away from. Instead it was something they felt needed to be confronted head on, dealt with and then ultimately overcome.
“The album title Favourite Fears came from a song that we have called ‘Metaphobia’ which means fear of being watched,” explains bassist Jared Aisher. “And that’s the story of our youth. We started when we were quite young and at first it was very intimidating going on stage and always having older people watching and criticising us. But the thing that you’re most scared of can sometimes be the most important because then you can work towards getting over it and that’s what we had to do to become the band we wanted to become. This is our way of saying now we’re over it and we can move forward.”
The Earlybirds first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 30 August 2010 with the album Favourite Fears. There is one entry by The Earlybirds in the charts.
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