By Ljubinko Zivkovic, Rock At Night Amsterdam
Review: The Fades – Night Terrors – Release date October 21, 2022
There was always a question lingering with quite a number of rock fans, what would fall within the post-punk genre. Well, it seems the key element there is the energy the late seventies punk generation brought along, and the rhythm and pace, everything else was as if the post-punk generation of musicians was cherry-picking ideas from every other high-energy genre around – from surf and the sixties garage, power pop to heavy metal and elsewhere.
The above description can quite easily describe South London, England post-punks The Fades and their latest album ‘Night Terrors.’ Originally, The Fades started out by recording their debut single above a chip-shop on the Staines Road in West London. That single got quickly picked up by British national radio and the band started gathering steam.
After their 2020 album, ‘Ragnarok’ now comes ‘Night Terrors,’ with their cornucopia of high-energy sounds with literally everything there- from the seventies punk itself, to garage, power pop vocals and melodies to hard ‘n’ heavy guitars throughout. Yet it is The Fades incessant energy throughout that serves as a sticky glue that ties it all together into a coherent sound that works.
Perfect stuff for your next (post) punk party.
*Recorded at Brixton Hill Studios using classic analogue equipment to try and capture a new record as true to their live sound as possible. Produced by Stephen Gilchrist