Eades talk latest single “Fade Away” & tease upcoming projects

Post Author: Myles Hunt

The Leeds band’s new track marks their first piece of material under their own label Bam Bam Records

American music often can only go so far with its own speed as other countries gift listeners with that added exploratory grace. The boundless efforts of the music world only become more enlightened day by day. Thanks to musicians who simply do not stop, the well never dries. By way of Leeds, the crew of Eades (Harry Jordan, Tom O’Reilly, Sam Wilde, Dan Clifford-Smith and Tom Barr) provide an ideal sample of such music goodness. Earlier this month, they unveiled their latest single “Fade Away”  – via their own label Bam Bam Records – to usher in a time of needed change that is ripe for the spring season.

“Fade Away” is a pure rock track that is cool and collected from the bass thrum in its inception. It is muddy rock and roll at its core with its anthemic messaging paired with catchy riffs. Eades succeeds in unleashing a grinding flow with a mild angst proudly situated in the lead. Causal vocal treatments offer up a familiar sound that becomes accessible for listeners eager for a tune to easily grab onto. Its driving force is the catchy beat that bumps all throughout with fans recognizing that classic Eades feel.

Harry and Dan both contributed their thoughts on the current work at hand.

What a way to jump into spring with “Fade Away.” What hopes does 2024 hold for you all as a band and why?

Harry Jordan (Vocals Guitar): … We’ve got a pretty busy spring and summer ahead. We’ve got our third EP coming out in July with three more singles coming between now and then. We’re also slap bang in the middle of recording our second album which is going great so far. We’ve been experimenting a lot with different sounds, arrangements and instrumentation and we all feel very excited about it…

Dan Clifford-Smith (Drummer): As Harry says, we’ve been recording a hella load of new tunes this spring. We’re stepping up the recording processes and making a conscious decision to move in a new direction, which we’re pretty excited about. The EP that’s currently coming out, which “Fade Away” is a part of, hints to this new direction.

What motives pushed this single and upcoming body of music? Is there a new theme bubbling up within your work?

Harry: We recorded a batch of songs last year which ended up becoming what is now the EP. We decided we wanted to be a bit more ambitious with our second album and releasing this EP meant we could still put new music out for our fans, as well as tour and still play live, which is one of our favorite parts about being a band. It feels nice to know we now have the luxury of time on our side to make sure we get our second album right. We’re all in various different stages of our lives to when we were in our early twenties writing our debut album so naturally I think our lyrics are reflecting that.

What medium other than music keeps you on your toes to create more and why?

Harry: It’s still to do with music I guess, but my day job is working as a producer and mix engineer from my studio, Bam Bam Studios. I’ve found constantly working with other artists daily has helped a lot with my own projects. From songwriting ideas to production techniques I tend to learn something from most bands or artists I work with even if it’s just problem solving things.

Who is a musician or band that you think deserves more praise these days?

Harry: Adult DVD and Langkamer are two of our favorites at the minute.

Dan: Adult DVD are up there for all of us at the moment, their live set is incredible – true masters of synthesis and groove. They’re a proper party band and every time we’ve seen them live, they get the room pumping.

What advice would you give new musicians in the space that you wish you had starting out?

Harry: Study music production, even if it’s just to help songwriting and creating demos to show your band mates, producer, labels, etc. I also wish I’d spent more time in my youth learning photography and videography to make better content and music videos on a budget, which is now seeming equally as important as the music itself… unfortunately.