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The Fades


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    I Love Punk Rock
  2. 2.
    Make Me Famous
  3. 3.
    Be Your Man
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    I Don't Wanna
The Fades are London based brothers Dave (vox, guitar) and James Lightfoot (bass), lifetime school friend Jonny Barnard (guitar) and Alastair “Flash” Thorpe (drums).
The brothers formed the band in 2002 and put out the debut single You Say soon after. It was picked up by Zane Lowe and playlisted on XFM, quickly generating a buzz around the band. After a successful tour of the UK with Art Brut the next year, the Fades garnered a reputation for blistering live shows and mayhem.
Eventful tours of Ireland and Italy followed and the band regularly played more raucous live shows around the UK. After US indie label Cranky Girl Records discovered the band, The Fades went out to New York to tour, release some records in the USA 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 proper; 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." Louder Than War


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