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Nov
07
The Fades @ 93 Feet East

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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The fades ‘caca’ (gene pool). Been a fair old while since we had anything by the Fades with which to worry our hi-fi with - the self proclaimed cult punk n’ rollers have just returned from three tours of duty in Italy and are set to reconvene battle manoeuvres in the indie attention grabbing wars with a free download single via gene pool. Primed just shy of the two minute thirty mark the shot in the arm wake up that is ’caca’ is a shock treated psychotic bastard that’s in your face up close and personal, both frenetic and furious this babe is ablaze with a snaring trip wired throb that blisters with a fracturing unravelling anxiety seldom heard around these parts since Nirvana’s ’slither’ near caused speaker meltdown while finding itself blessed and nailed tight to the floor by a ridiculously infectious hammer drilled chorus hook that’s both punishing and perfect. One rampant bastard of a track and with that criminally essential as though you haven’t already figured that out for yourselves.

Mark
www.losingtoday.com - Losingtoday.com


"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" XFM

- XFM


"There's a real sense of urgency about The Fades, like they're about to lose grip and slide off the edge of reason. Consequently everything has to be tightly squeezed into two minutes of howling reality. What a fantastic record, kind of like listening to The Falls' Totally Wired after drinking six cans of red bull and watching a whole series of 24 in one sitting." (HT)(SANDMAN MAGAZINE)
- Sandman Magazine



The fades ‘caca’ (gene pool). Been a fair old while since we had anything by the Fades with which to worry our hi-fi with - the self proclaimed cult punk n’ rollers have just returned from three tours of duty in Italy and are set to reconvene battle manoeuvres in the indie attention grabbing wars with a free download single via gene pool. Primed just shy of the two minute thirty mark the shot in the arm wake up that is ’caca’ is a shock treated psychotic bastard that’s in your face up close and personal, both frenetic and furious this babe is ablaze with a snaring trip wired throb that blisters with a fracturing unravelling anxiety seldom heard around these parts since Nirvana’s ’slither’ near caused speaker meltdown while finding itself blessed and nailed tight to the floor by a ridiculously infectious hammer drilled chorus hook that’s both punishing and perfect. One rampant bastard of a track and with that criminally essential as though you haven’t already figured that out for yourselves.
http://www.myspace.com/thefades

(The Sunday Experience) - The Sunday Experience


Discography

The Split EP - The Fades/GST Cardinals

Social Misfits - The Fades

Radio Play - BBC radio various cities, Troys Radio LA, Various stations in Italy and Germany. Also has had songs played on NBC's Life and Friday Night Lights

Self Titled - The Fades

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Make records? Release them yourself? Secure your own radio play?; The Fades were DIY heroes long before it became the latest buzz-term, and their enthusiasm is hard to escape. Perhaps it comes from the infectious energy of their blistering punk-fuelled pop. These South West Londoners are on a mission to be heard, and they know how to do it.

Inspired by the spirit of grunge, Twickenham-based brothers Dave and James Lightfoot , joined by guitarist Jonny Barnard and Graham Best, started writing uniquely British punk-pop with a backbone of messed-up rocknroll. They made records in their flat with old analogue equipment picked up at boot sales. They gigged and gigged. The Fades didnt sit and wait for the big deal. They released the records themselves. And people noticed. Radio 1, XFM, 6music: they heard and they understood: Its not about a release plot: its about great songs, total commitment, manic energy which borders on the chaotic.

Each release received more attention than the last. Double a-side single You Say/1995 was embraced by Xfm and made the main playlist. Steve Lamacq played them on Radio 1. Xfm and 6music called on The Fades to record live sessions. And all the time The Fades gigged, honed their sound. They toured the UK with Art Brut, they played with the likes of; Mystery Jets, Mower, Dustins Bar Mitzvah, Larrikin Love and many more.

The Fades are only just warming up, more records, more gigs, total commitment and enthusiasm. Soon the Fades will be coming to your town and asking to stay at your house. They will be performing high octane, high powered punk, rock n roll. Let them in.