Discovery: The Fades

Hailing from London, The Fades are post-punk four-piece who have just released their latest double-A side. The two tracks Lost My Job and Time Is Right, explore the depression that comes with both employment insecurity and the January blues. I gave them a listen.

By Graeme Smith

Both tracks reject the idea of passively accepting the troubles of the world around you. Instead, they get up in your face, telling it like it is and hitting you hard with big guitar riffs and passionate choruses. Lost My Job opens the story with an earworm melody while Time Is Right seals the deal with raucous guitar and a blistering tempo.

Though new to us, The Fades aren’t exactly new. Formed in 2002, they’ve previously toured with Art Brut and been championed by Zane Lowe and XFM. They’re currently working on a new album that is due out later this year.

You can take a listen to Lost My Job and Time Is Right below.

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