This coincided with a couple of successful singles and a mini album which were all regularly playlisted on national radio and featured in TV shows and numerous publications across the world. It wasn’t until they met local lad Flash though that the Fades really came into their own. Throwing him in at the deep end for a tour of Ireland in 2006, with his fear of bananas and mayonnaise, fondness for cupcakes and amazing drum skills they found another brother to complete the already eccentric group. After an indie label in the US picked up one of the early singles The Fades went to New York to tour and hone their already renowned live set with a whirlwind of gigs, parties and scintillating scotoma. Arriving back in the UK at the end of 2010 the band was completely reinvigorated and inspired to write debut LP ‘Ragnarok’ influenced by some of their big adventures in the Big Apple. "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 writers opinion, it is only rivaled by Future of the Left’s new effort for the accolade of album of the decade… so far.
5/5" Louderthanwar.com “The best thing to come out of Richmond since the Yardbirds” John Moore (The John Moore Rock n’ Roll Trio/Black Box Recorder) Websites: http://en-gb.connect.facebook.com/pages/The-Fades/132011373503383 http://www.thefades.net Discography: Singles "You Say/1995", 2003, Genepool Records "Life Support/Blade/Another Song About Motorbikes", 2003, Genepool Records "Caca/Fruit Machine", 2006, Genepool Records EP "Social Misfits", 2004, Genepool Records "The Split EP", 2008, Cranky Girl Records Compilation Tracks "Life Support", 2003, V.A. - XRAY CD #08 "Life Support", 2005, V.A. - Buffalo Bar Presents Sound Issues Volume 1 Album "The Fades", 2007, Dirrty Records "Muvva, I'm a Drunk (Live album)", 2010 Cranky Girl Records "Ragnarok", 2012, Genepool Records Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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