New Fast Automatic Daffodils (later shortened to New FADS) were an alternative rock group from Manchester, England, active between 1988 and 1995. The band was formed in 1988 by former members of the punk rock group Pariah. Dolan Hewison, Justin Crawford, Perry Saunders and Icarus Wilson-Wright were former students at Manchester Polytechnic, while Andy Spearpoint attended drama school. The name comes from a poem by Adrian Henri that mixed an advertisement for a yellow Dutch car with a Wordsworth poem.

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One of the many favourite Manchester bands that Peel liked. In an interview with singer Andy Spearpoint for the Louder Than War Blog, Andy was asked whether he was a fan of Peel's radio shows:

"We were all John Peel listeners and when we started out the most ambitious thing that we could think of was to get a Peel Session. To have done three would have been beyond our wildest dreams. I only had one opportunity to meet him but unfortunately was too stoned to have made any sense and so thought better of it. Hey ho." [1]

Festive Fifty Entries


New FADS Peel Sessions

New FADS Peel Sessions

Three sessions. #1 and #2 released on The Peel Sessions (LP/CD, Strange Fruit, 1992). Individual tracks released on v/a Manchester- So Much to Answer For (CD, 1990 (Strange Fruit) and v/a New Season: The Peel Sessions (CD, 1991, Strange Fruit)

1. Recorded: 1989-12-19. Broadcast: 09 January 1990. Repeated: 08 February 1990

  • Purple Haze / Man Without Qualities II / Jagger Bog / Big (Instrumental)

2. Recorded: 1990-11-11. Broadcast: 24 November 1990. Repeated: 03 February 1991

  • Get Better / Part 4 / Man Without Qualities 1

3. Recorded: 1992-10-08. Broadcast: 15 January 1993. Repeated: 19 March 1993

  • Music / Kyphos / Bruises

Other Shows Played

New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Big (1990)

New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Big (1990)


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