Wild Fruit Art Collective: Fabric – single review

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Wild Fruit Art Collective

Fabric

DL single

Release date: 16.02.2018

8/10

An exciting new single release from experimental psychedelic doomsters Wild Fruit Art Collective – Fabric.

Fabric is the wonderful, soaring, messy new single from Liverpool doom-masters Wild Fruit Art Collective. The band continue to go from strength to strength, feeling their way through a maze of experimentation and producing something special. Fabric stretches the boundaries of lush, baleful psychedelia. It is is like music from a particularly strange dream; dripping with melodrama and Gothic charm. The sound that Wild Fruit Art Collective produce is both bombastic and at times thoughtful. Jamie Roberts has a deep and slightly sinister vocal tone, which manages to perfectly compliment the guitars as they shudder and shimmer through the track. The overall effect is like a psychedelic Gregorian chant; a quasi-religious trip. As the lyrics speak of the inevitable split in the psyche due to the realisation that living as an idealised moral person in a modern consumerist society is impossible; the song has more intellectual substance than most, yet retains a sombre vitality.

The band had a mixed 2017, with recording sessions with Kristian Bell of The Wytches and support slots with Bo Ningen, The Wytches, Goat Girl, Taman Shud and Madonnatron, in addition to a healthy slew of headline gigs around the UK. The downside came in the form of their guitarist suffering a collapsed lung twice, which severely curtailed their activities. However, they still managed to perform shows with the excellent spoken word artist Patrick Lyons and festival gigs at Liverpool Sound City and WRONG fest, where they were one of the acts on the main stage.

Fabric was produced by Micky Rongo (Rongrongo) and is released on Eggy Records, which also houses Jo Mary and their excellent sleazy rock sound. This is another firm step towards establishing Wild Fruit Art Collective as one of the most intriguing and dynamic new bands on the Liverpool scene.

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Tour dates can be found here.

Fabric cover art by Kirsten Roberts

All words by Roxy Gillespie. More writing on Louder Than War can be found at her author’s archive. She Tweets as @RoxyG100.

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