A Q&A with Faded Shades
Alt-rock trio from Kent – here’s Joe from Faded Shades…
What’s the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
‘Waiting On Tomorrow’ is our latest single and it means the first steps towards global superstardom working alongside Animal Farm Music!
What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
Probably the lockdowns and the tail end of restrictions. But now all that palaver is over its clean sailing.
Who produced the release – what did they bring to it?
Mat Leppanen produced it! He brought a fantastic energy to the song’s construction and was also on hand with a Kemper amp to help make it as seamless as possible to record effortlessly.
What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
Hopefully a feeling of satisfaction that will drive them back to our tunes times and time again. We like to leave people happy and considerate.
How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
It starts life as an acoustic tune written on a scotch-soaked evening, then is jammed and fleshed out by the band until it becomes an electric laced banger.
What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
Personally an acoustic slide blues artist called Owen Campbell has been a particular inspiration in my playing lately. Although it doesn’t reflect much in our style.
What countries would you like to tour? Are there any standout venues you’d like to play in?
USA all day in an RV. Bosh.
If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
‘She Left Yesterday’!! Its an old skool number that encapsulates our sound and I am very proud of the lyrics and riff.
What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
Super yacht tings.
Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
Go give us a listen and a follow via the tag @fadedshadesband
For more info visit: facebook.com/FadedShadesBand