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The Fratellis

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Glasgow, United Kingdom (2005 – 2010, 2012 – present)

The Fratellis are an alternative rock band from Glasgow, Scotland who took their name from the villains in the film “The Goonies” (although, by coincidence, Barry’s mother’s maiden name is in fact Fratelli). The band consisted of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Fratelli (real name John Lawler), bass guitarist Barry Fratelli (real name Barry Wallace), and drummer, backing vocalist, occasional guitarist and banjo player Mince Fratelli (real name Gordon McRory). They toured with a pianist / rhythm guitarist, Will Foster. The band has released three albums, 2006’s “Costello Music”,2008’s “Here We Stand” and 2013’s “We Need Medicine”.

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2005-2006: Beginnings and The Fratellis EP

They played their first show on March 4, 2005 in the O’Henry’s bar in Glasgow across the road from the famous Horseshoe bar, and received their first radio play in 2005 on central Scotland’s Beat 106 (later XFM Scotland, now Galaxy Scotland) Beatscene show hosted by Jim Gellatly. They were signed by Fallout Records.

The Fratellis EP was released April 3, 2006, featuring the tracks “Creepin’ Up The Backstairs”, “Stacie Anne” and “The Gutterati?”. The NME ran a two page feature on The Fratellis in the August 10, 2006 issue, proclaiming them “the best new band in Britain”. “Creepin’ Up The Backstairs” was never a single released by the band, even though a video was made for it. It was not eligible for the charts. The first single released by the band was “Henrietta”, which was released on June 12 2006 and charted at number 19 on the UK Charts.

2006-2007: Costello Music

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  • TheSabstinator

    Loving Dogtown and Me and the Devil.

    29 Jul 8:25pm Reply
  • ohsweatyhands

    "Me and the devil" must be the best they've ever done.

    12 Jul 4:16am Reply
  • rodrigotails

    "Baby Don't You Lie To Me" MUITO AMOR <3

    11 Jul 12:59am Reply
  • ohsweatyhands

    "Baby Don't You Lie To Me!" is average. The real improvement is "Me and the devil", which shows that the producero knows what to use from The Fratellis.

    5 Jul 5:10am Reply
  • claudioi

    Baby Don't You Lie To Me! fucking rocks

    30 Jun 10:32pm Reply
  • karendabeatriz

    I die, you smile, you laugh, I cry

    30 Jun 12:59am Reply
  • Callesson

    Baby Don't You Lie To Me! is amazing. After nine years, finally something on par with Costello Music.

    29 Jun 10:26am Reply
  • Ro-may-o

    Has the album leaked yet?

    28 Jun 7:56pm Reply
  • Elizabbeth

    new single is absolutely perfect!

    9 Jun 10:10pm Reply
  • brunapachecos

    I'M GONNA SELL THIS SOUL OF MINE

    2 Jun 1:12am Reply
  • anton2492

    Am I the only one who was disappointed by the last album? [2] Absolutely not. I wasn't very thrilled with it either. I can only attribute the changes to "life" and "progression" and "musical maturity". They're a long way from the original Fratellis of 2006, and I doubt they'll ever return, which is a huge shame.

    20 May 4:18am Reply
  • nicoomotion

    ♥.

    3 Apr 3:30pm Reply
  • CCaniato

    These guys sound a lot like them, and so underground, check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTNJ9hYGEhw

    20 Mar 11:59pm Reply
  • brunapachecos

    best band ever srsly

    22 Feb 5:09am Reply
  • NellaLeto

    Still absolutely in love with "Chelsea Dagger*. #1 get-your-fucking-ass-out-of-bed-song! :D

    15 Jan 4:45pm Reply
  • anchorlight

    The new singles are FABULOUS. Oh Scarlett and They Go Down in particular are my favorites. Go grab 'em from the Fratellis' official site, guys! They're working on a new record :D

    2 Jan 10:08pm Reply
  • bangBANG_urDEAD

    Conway toured with The Fratellis on the West Coast. She has an EP on iTunes called "Shut Up". You should definitely check it out.

    26 Sep 2014 Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Chelsea Dagger. ♥

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • brownieboy

    "Costello Music" such a classic indie rock/alternative album from 2006? or 2007... can't remember now.. Every song is so good.

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Gigudrion

    They Go Down from new EP is amazing

    9 Sep 2014 Reply
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