WL//WH Video Premiere: FABRICATORS “Honeymoon in Venice”

Video Premiere Fabricators

In the summer of 2015 Plymouthian guitar-playing schoolfriends, James Matejka and Mark Beckett were reunited in Balham, southwest London and started to write music together, soon Marcus Aitken was added on drums followed by younger Matejka Joseph on bass, and the rest was history.

Hailing from the fervent South London alternative music scene, Fabricators‘ guitar-driven dark noisy sound tows the line between psych introspections, post-punk poignancy and punk urgency peppered with strong pop sensibilities.

Following last year’s well-received debut album ‘New Bad News’, the 4-piece have dropped today their hotter-than-the sun infectious new video for the soon to be released single “Honeymoon in Venice” due out on 10th July, along with the announcement of a new EP, entitled “Apocalypse Noodles”, following later in the summer.

“The song, as the EP cover, is based on a painting named “Honeymoon in Venice” which our guitarist, Mark bought from a charity shop in Streatham years ago. Creating the song was a truly collaborative effort between each band member bringing different structures to the song which we recorded at Hermitage Studios with Margo Broom and Nathan Ridley who brought the track to life with raw energy- which was really important to us”.

Tense and hypnotic guitar melodies, dense noisy sharp riffs, and distorted blisteringly aching leads, bolstered by a tight, smoldering and lately frantic rhythm section, whilst angry, caustic, fed up vocals erupting in full blow fury over an emotionally charged and vigorous punk-instilled slow burner that’ll be resounding in your head for days.

An introspective look at a relationship reveals it has been a one-sided commitment full of cruel and unusual punishment.

The sarcastic yet heartfelt visuals, premiered below, directed by Laura Manners, explore the sometimes drastic measures people take when boredom takes hold of a relationship set against the backdrop of vengeful retributions represented by exotic acts of sexual suffering. An array of images portray being suffocated from tar poured atop a freshly shaven head covering the eyes, nose and mouth, a complete body wrapped in cellophane, and a leash tightly pulled around the neck all at the hands of trying to please the one you love. The irony lies in the fact that despite what the deeply dangerous manic voice says about money solving your problems, it doesn’t matter what one does or spends if love no longer exists in both hearts.

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