‘Morticia’ is the brand-new single and debut video from Brisbane three-piece punk rock band, The Arturos. The song is off their upcoming debut album Tokyo A-Go-Go, due out September 18 on all streaming services.
‘Morticia’ is an unabashed love song, dedicated to the “creepy and kooky” matriarch of the Addams Family.
“I clearly remember seeing her on TV for the first time when I was a kid. It was a revelation. I felt a combination of love AND fear. Clearly, my infatuation has not diminished over time, and I have the tattoos to prove it!” jokes vocalist/guitarist Rob Garry. “It also serves as the perfect introduction as to what we, as a band, are all about. Short, catchy, guitar-driven punk rock. I am always reminded of an interview with Joe Strummer, in which he talks about The Ramones. When talking about the frantic pace of their live shows, he said that he respected and understood it as ‘…people have got things to do! It’s a busy world out there. Give it to them!’. We’ve taken this approach and adapted it as our own musical manifesto”.
Shot and directed by newcomers Paul Brand and Jordan Mitchell, their combined experience from years of working behind the scenes in the film and television industry, have made a video that is cinematic in its feel.
“I had been talking to Paulie for the longest time about the concept I had in my head for the song since we wrote it really. When we decided that we wanted ‘Morticia’ to be our lead single and debut video, it was a no brainer that he would be at the helm” commented Rob. “Then, when he introduced Jordan into the equation, it just took things to a whole new level which I didn’t even think was possible!”
Watch ‘Morticia’ here