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Vid O’The Week: Fractures – It’s Alright


Be a part of history and take an intense journey through an abandoned and disintegrated building in an exclusion zone, hit by the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion of 1986.

Your heart may sink, you may cry tears of heartfelt inspiration, but most of all you will feel this deep connection with the man that features in this video, as the song which graces your ears creates this overwhelming bittersweet heartache . This voice of reassurance helps restore the beauty that once was and will always be in the hearts of those that lost it all. Witness the healing powers of Fractures.


Fractures brings you much desolation and precious moments of hope, that will move and inspire you in a place that lost so much, but has so much to live for.

Melbourne’s Fractures (who we interviewed back in Aug) writes, records, produces, plays and sings all of his own material and with those musical skills at hand he has created a phenomenal atmospheric track, It’s Alright -it’s delicate and gentle respect for the tragedy that surrounds it will powerfully resonate with you.

The sheer emotional integrity swept up from everything that is broken, presents itself as spine- tingling vibrations through the piano and strings melodies. The fluttery and marching drum beat is the backbone of the song as it carries the weight of everyone who shared a memory of this place.

Watch as a fragile, bearded old man restores life to a decaying school . His youthful mannerism, as he remembers the amicable past with fondness, brings a light-heartedness tone to the video – he helps you to not dwell in the hopeless past, and to look forward to a better future for the country as it continues to repair itself. It’s Alright is incredibly beautiful and grand to experience.

Directed by Matthew Chuang, the outstanding cinematography brings warmth and welcomes you to this otherwise eerie and lifeless environment- it’s deserving of critical acclamation. The echoing of children singing in the hallways, adds this hauntingly sweet final touch, as you are imprinted with the need to revisit this song and video someday down the track to comfort any personal affliction you may have.

As the saying goes : “You may leave school, but it never leaves you.” – Andy Partridge

Fractures is involved in a Pozible campaign to help support their international tours. Check it out as Fractures has much to offer in return for your support. For more details on his tours check out his socials.

USA Shows
Friday 16th October – Culture Collide – The Church, Los Angeles 
Saturday 17th October – Auusie BBQ @ Culture Collide – Echoplex, Los Angeles
Monday 20th October – School Night – Bardot, Los Angeles
Tuesday 21st October – Saturday 25 October – CMJ Music Marathon, New York

UK/Europe Shows
Thursday 30th October – Sebright Arms, London
Saturday 1st November – London Calling, Amsterdam
+ more to be announced

Australia Shows
Saturday 22nd November – Paddington Church, Sydney
Saturday 29th November – Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne



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October 9, 2014

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