25 October 2022
Band: THE FADES
Who: 4-piece from London with a punk DIY
aesthetic making noise since the mid-90s.
New album: NIGHT TERRORS
“Tales of fear and loathing in darkest South London.”
Turn Up The Volume: Instrumental chainsaw chant Time Is Right opens the blustery debates. Next up comes a tenacious trio of sharp-teethed garage eruptions (You Follow
Me Around / The Pessimist / Drives Me On). Wait, we only get started.
Scream-out-loud belter Lost My Job is based on a real-life situation and having to
deal with selling your stuff on eBay to make it through) and People In General features
a psychedelic monologue by Les ‘Fruitbat’ Carter from London’s post-punk legends Carter USM.
From there on the pace and vibe changes showing The Fades‘s versatile songwriting side with the horns-injected rollercoaster title track, the paranoiac mid-tempo guitar-deranged jams of Know It Along and Television and sing-along closer Wake Up Generation, a the Clash-like reggae earworm featuring (again) vivid female . Applause, applause, applause.
Singles/clips: Lost My Job / You Follow Me Around
– LOST MY JOB –
– YOU FOLLOW ME AROUND –
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