WHO ARE THEY?
The Fades are London based brothers Dave (vox, guitar) and James Lightfoot (bass), lifetime school friend Jonny Barnard (guitar) and Alastair “Flash” Thorpe (drums).
With a true punk DIY aesthetic, the band recorded their debut single in a flat above a chip shop on the Staines Rd. It was picked up by national radio in the UK and quickly generated a buzz around the band.
Following some explosive gigs in London and a tour of the UK with Art Brut, the Fades garnered a reputation for blistering live shows and mayhem, including a penchant for multi-band clothes swapping on stage. This coincided with a couple more successful singles and a mini album, which were all regularly playlisted on radio and featured in TV shows and publications across the world.
After eventful raucous live shows around the UK, Ireland and Italy and a big festival in Tbilisi, US indie label Cranky Girl Records discovered the band and The Fades went out to New York and the East Coast to tour, release some records in the USA and hone their already renowned live set with a whirlwind of gigs, parties and scintillating scotoma.
At the beginning of 2020 the band was completely reinvigorated and inspired to write a new record, and after some unconventional lockdown writing and recording sessions are once again locked and loaded with new music and a greater mission than ever to unleash their Post-punk stadium rock once again to the masses!
"It’s like someone fired a surf-punk into the sun at warp speed while a heavenly choir rejoices in the shredding with their beatific 'aaaaahs'..." Paul Cook, Fresh on the Net
“It is arguably the best garage rock album since Songs for the Deaf. It is arguably the most entertaining guitar album since Mclusky Do Dallas and, in this writer's opinion, it is only rivalled by Future of the Left’s new effort for the accolade of album of the decade… so far." Louder Than War.