Saturday, 14 November 2015

One With Serenity

Last month I picked up a 7" by a UK band called FADE. I'd never heard (or even heard of) the band before and just took a chance with the 7". A bit like I used to do in the old days. But damn, I'm glad I picked up that record. I used to love stuff like this and there doesn't seem to be much of it about these days. Or at least, if there is, I don't know who's putting it out.

Anyway, I immediately knew I wanted to pick up the band's other records, so that's exactly what I did. Fortunately both 7"s are still currently available from the labels that released them, so it wasn't difficult.

The first 7" is a vinyl release of the demo and was put out by Speedowax Records. I ordered one copy but Rich very kindly sent me two copies. There's a grey vinyl and black vinyl, and the sleeve for each is slightly different.

I think one sleeve was designed by the band, and the other was designed by the label, although I can't remember which is which.

The second 7" (which was actually the first proper 7", if that makes sense) is titled 'One With Serenity' and was released on a Leeds based label, Neutral Words Records. I used to live in Leeds (for 13 years) and it's cool to see that there's still a lot going on up there.

This 7" is on dark green vinyl. Green is always the most difficult colour to take pictures of for some reason. There was also a clear vinyl out of 75 copies, but I was way too late to get one of those.

So in total there are three 7"s, and ten songs... which is basically an album. I've been pretty much playing these songs every day for the past month. So good. If you want the songs then you can grab downloads from their bandcamp. Be careful though, this is addictive stuff.


Anonymous said...

Awesome glad you got them safe,the black vinyl sleeve was designed by the band, and the grey vinyl was designed by Speedowax

Paul Graham said...

Hey mate, I'm rinsing One with Serenity, what similar bands would you recommend?

mcs said...

Hey Paul, in terms of similar bands then try Godspeed (ex Turning Point), Memorial Day (also ex Turning Point), Understand (old UK band), Man Will Surrender (US band with Frosty from Chain of Strength). Try those for starters.

Nico said...

I should track down a copy of each too.

jhulud said...

Fade have a new 7" out already via Control Records. I got my copies in a couple of weeks back.