The Fades

The Fades


"..... 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!" (karmadownload)


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.


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

Set List

TV Nation
Your Eyes
Social Misfit
Hurdy Gurdy Guy
You Say
Another Song About Motorbikes
Teach the World

about 40mins long