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"Fades - Life Support"

More flippantly irregular coolness and lovesick blues this time from the Fades with this muscularly schizoid follow up to their ‘You Say' debut earlier this year. Housed in a sleeve that depicts a hapless vehicle of a car crash it neatly sums up what ‘Life Support' is all about, except that their car of choice is a ringer as they set about welding together reggae rhythms to the kind of urgent blistering pop punk that shreds eardrums and has toes tapping and betrays a crafted classic Ruts feel to it. Raucous and damn fun with it. -

"Fades - You Say"

Having the definite article as a prefix these days seems enough to get you going on the garage rock scene, but when it's backed up with quality it's a total bonus. The Fades don't disappoint. They seem to have melded what is a very old school sound to the new school of punk-garage, and this is what gives them the edge. From the opening riff ‘You Say' grabs hold of you and by the end feels as though it's been a very uplifting experience....... - XFM 104.9FM

"Fades - Social Misfits"

One of the mainstays of the capital's gig circuit, this west London quartet follow a gaggle of singles with an eight-track mini album. Combining the soul-punk of the Clash with vogue-ish garage-punk, the Fades set out to make every track a dark, memorable anthem and, for the most part, succeed - Independent newspaper

"Fades riot"

Social misfits The Fades get down and dirty with their anthems to alienation, hopscotching from Gang of Four punkfunk to balls out guitar solos, always with one eye on rocking the house despite claiming not to 'fit in'. Put simply they sound like the soundtrack to the filthiest houseparty in history; a dirty booze swilling, tv smashing, bedroom trashing riot with added scuzzy guitars and pounding backbeats. Catch them before the police come round! -


(limited release - out of print) UK ONLY
‘You Say' was released in February 2003, a regular on XFM it featured on the XFM playlist for around 8 weeks, achieving ‘Knee Trembler' of the week status and most popular taster on the Music: Response show. Also winning the Music: Response vote on the XFM website.


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South West Londoners; the Fades' sound morphs through punk, rock ‘n roll, big beat, psych, ska and heavy metal.

So far, being the ultimate brassic DIY band; the Fades have done things their own way, recording their own stuff and promoting and releasing it with help from new indie label; Genepool Records. Gaining a steady army of fans and followers, the Fades have become a well known, critically acclaimed front of the underground scene with frequent radio play and gigs. Including an invite into the XFM studios to record a live session, playing at the Bandwagon Club in Liverpool, guerrilla gigging on the back of a truck with the Others and a short tour of the UK with Art Brut.