Every once and a while, a song lands in the Independent Music News inbox that really blows us away. Late Night Tales by Fabricators is one of those tracks.
Upon first listen, I thought it sounded like The Fall meets Franz Ferdinand, and although I love both of those acts, it would be unfair and lazy to compare Fabricators to them. Their merits go much deeper.
Originality is rare, but now and then, a group of musicians come along and smash up the old to create something new. If I had it my way, Fabricators would cause a memetic mutation in the gene pool of modern music and become the spearhead of a new and alternative indie movement. The song’s hook, “with late-night tales, from straight white males”, has been stuck in my head since I first heard it.
The rest of the lyrics paint a picture that many of us will be all too familiar with, accurately summing up the deprivation of the British workplace shindig. The moment when the closely held secrets of the staff become currency in the dance of alcohol-fuelled conversation, and impulse takes the wheel. Our protagonist is bored and somewhat uncomfortable in this situation, but the track is so dance-worthy that it’s easy to forget this. In a word, Late Night Tales is brilliant.
It feels like the band could do just about anything next, and we can’t wait for more Fabricators. Check out this fantastic tune and don’t forget to share it with your mates. Maybe not your work colleagues, though. Especially not Cathy from HR.