Friday, November 12, 2021

The Fades and Les ‘Fruitbat’ Carter team up for energetic new release ‘People In General’

UK punk rock band The Fades are back with the raucous new release ‘People In General’. Featuring Les 'Fruitbat' Carter from Carter USM/Abdoujaparov, the track is a three-minute headrush of intense punk energy. 

The band consists of London based brothers Dave (vox, guitar) and James Lightfoot (bass), lifetime school friend Jonny Barnard (guitar) and Alastair ‘Flash’ Thorpe (drums).

Their debut single ‘You Say’ was picked up and playlisted by Zane Lowe, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if ‘People In General’ also generates a big buzz too.


With big drums, distorted guitars, and lyrics about hating everybody, The Fades hit all of the necessary punk rock cliché’s in this track. Dave Lightfoot’s vocal delivery is fierce and powerful with traces of Idles frontman Joe Talbot. The arrangement that surrounds his voice is frantic and feels like it could fall apart (in a good way). Fans of both The Replacements and The Clash will find comfort in the band's vigorous sound.


In the press release, The Fades say the track is about “The raging tirade against humankind and the subsequent realisation that you are part of that kind, and that people aren't actually always all that bad.”  This sense of realisation is reflected as the aggressive track becomes lighter and atmospheric towards the end.


‘People in General’ is the first single from the forthcoming album to be released mid 2022. If you’re looking for a boisterous punk anthem to annoy your neighbours, ‘People In General’ will sit angrily on your playlist.


Euan Blackman


Image: ‘People In General’ Official Single Cover

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