Interview with . . . Faded Shades

Faded Shades of England will have a new single, “Heartache Calling,” available on July 8th. So while you’re waiting, take a peek at the following interview with Joe of Faded Shades.

Who is answering the questions?

Joe (singer/songwriter/guitarist)

Band/Artist Name:

Faded Shades 

Tell us about your latest project: 

Our latest release is our single Waiting On Tomorrow! A distortion and phaser laden tune about dystopian ideologies of freedoms in modern life. It also has a banging HAIM inspired riff and keys ear worm. Second to that we are releasing another new single on 8th July! Heartache Calling is a song about desolation and loneliness. 

Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?

First live gig I attended was V Festival and the first act I saw was Feeder! Not a bad start at all. Our first gig was at a local festival Petts Woodstock! It was brilliant and really gave us the bug for getting out and performing live to crowds. 

What is the secret to writing good music?

I think the secret is to let the song develop in its own way and remain very open minded to anything that comes to mind or in jams. If your idea of the finished article is too specific you can end up choking the songs potential. A decent melody and general feel for a song is what makes it good, people need to latch onto something within it that makes them feel something, whatever emotion doesn’t matter and whether its lyrical or an ear worm just be thankful theres something there at all. 

Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it?

Oh wow, I am lucky enough to say I have completed the majority of things on my bucket list. Everything else from here on out is a bonus. Touring America would be the pinnacle, US RV road trips are my mecca and something I would love very much to do as a band. 

What was the last thing that you read?

I read Stowes Bible Astrology, an amazing insight into world religions being based on the suns journey through the zodiac. The majority of our society is based on a falsehood rooted in stories which have been highjacked by religion and tradition. When you unveil the true story of the universe that is quite literally written in the stars you feel a much greater connection with whats important. It is also quite unnerving to know ancient civilisations were more advanced than us when it came to understanding a 26’000 year rotation of the planets and all of its links to our well being and existence. Human greed and deception handed down across many generations has got us idolising some very strange activities for sure. 

What are you listening to at the moment?

Kula Shakers new album! There are some fantastic tracks on it, Love In Separation being my favourite! 

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?

I am a qualified AC engineer and have worked in Mechanical & Electrical roles for many years. 

Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?

Crispian Mills of Kula Shaker! I have a borderline obsession with him and feel his musical influences could really compliment ours. I would love to song write and feature him on a tune for sure. Maybe a support slot for them would be nice to!?

What do you want people to know about your music?

I would love for them to listen to it and let me know what they think. Be sure to follow us via the handle @fadedshadesband to keep up to date with all our releases and live shows! 

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“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

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