Faded Shades - ‘My Place (or Your Place)’

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Indie-pop rockers Faded Shades recently released their new single, ‘My Place (or Your Place)’, which is arguably their finest work to date. It is a reflection of the preparation and dedication the band have been putting into developing their sound and growing their fan base since the trio first hit the scene pre-Covid.

Hailing from Kent, Faded Shades are fronted by the charismatic Joe who is joined by Liam and Charlie. Inspired by the likes of Paul Weller, Oasis, The Rolling Stones; Faded Shades present a refreshing, unique interpretation of modern rock n' roll of which this latest release, ‘My Place (Or Your Place)’ is a perfect example.

The song opens with filtered riffs, gunning into a seamless beat screen. This forming backdrop is emotionally centered by the soaring baritones, dripping with desperate romance and retro freshness. Detailed with harmonies and synths, the band’s overall sound is reminiscent of the charming delinquency of The Rolling Stones, combined with the fresh alt-rock sensibilities of The Smiths.

The track is a melancholic commentary on new age romance, with its dazed indie accents spruced up by modern rock n roll arrangements. Using gloomy textures and monotonal melodies against a backdrop of active riff progressions, the band’s sound is a mosaic of emo-pop, indie blues, and 80s style melodic rock. 

Faded Shades is composed of singer-songwriter and guitarist, Joe, Liam on the bass, and Charlie on the drums. Each member brings a marked sophistication and novelty to the collective sound. The band debuted in 2018 with their album, 'It Gets Heavy', made within the confines of a DIY Home Studio. Since then they have released a growing litany of refreshing singles, with more coming this year. 

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