The Fades // Foot In Your Mouth // Single // Out Now // Genepool Records
And they say early noughties punk-rock (Blink 182, Sum 41, Green Day...) is dead. Not so. The Fades, punk-rock band formed sometime in the year 2000, took a long and arduous route to their first full length, self titled album, released a monumental seven years later in ’07. Happily, the wait between that album and their newest one, entitled 'Ragnarok', due to be released on September 17th 2012, is not so long.
Ahead of the album’s release, The Fades have given us a taster; a single entitled 'Foot In Your Mouth' (released July 4th), to whet listeners appetites.
'Foot In Your Mouth' is definitely a throwback to their early noughties roots. The style and the structure of 'Foot In Your Mouth' really reminds of some angry, anti-establishment punk music of the early 2000s, when music began to shape into a style that wasn’t quite nineties (thankfully) but yet hadn’t really established itself as a new style yet.
Ironically, that now makes it a whole style of its own – early noughties. This song specifically has the ability to remind a listener of very early System of a Down (albeit without the shrieking and heavy guitars) in terms of the style, it’s a disconcerting, quick-paced and fast-changing song, which chops and changes, starts and stops and generally gives a sense of never really getting going, but also the sense of it being a good song at the same time.
Musically, the choppiness of the sounds cuts through the listener like a bit of a musical knife. Not that this is a bad thing, the sharp guitars and almost chanted vocals give off an impression of anger, an impression that suits the genre perfectly. Lyrically, it’s quite tough to follow, but still enjoyable to listen to once a listener is past that.
Overall, a good song, and a great taster to what should be a good follow up album for The Fades. This reviewer is just glad that the wait for it wasn’t as long this time.