FIDLAR are back! And back with a stupid, non-sensical and yet entirely beautiful new video which highlights not only their heedless stupidity and fun but the deficit of such qualities the industry has been going through.
First introduced to FIDLAR in 2013 amongst cheap beer, cheap cocaine and cheap women the band struck a chord with their brutal honest and lack of grace, both with and without their instruments. It’s very easy to criticise FIDLAR and no time more so than in their new video for ’40oz ON REPEAT’ which revisits old pop videos and recreates them in the way only stoners can; half-arsed. But their insatiable appetite for fun makes them even more so endearing.
The track is simple in it’s garage rock roots and slams across the soundwaves in typical chord patterns and bouncing rhythm. But it seems fresh amongst all the seriousness of punk or escapism of the new Notting hill set of Alt-J et al, but most of all it seems fun.
The video reflects that and flies through slightly disturbing imagery of the band dressed as britney spears and eminem to name a couple, but the crux of the song lay in the title ’40OZ ON REPEAT’, the song is about drinking, swearing and not giving a fuck, so in the spirit of the song.
Cheers FIDLAR! Let’s get fucked.