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The Fratellis

A brashly melodic indie rock outfit from Glasgow, the Fratellis feature vocalist/guitarist Jon Fratelli, drummer Mince Fratelli, and bassist Barry Fratelli. The witty trio played its first show in early 2005, maintaining that the band's moniker was merely an homage to Barry's original surname (however, other rumors suggest that the Fratellis borrowed it from the nemesis family featured in Steven Spielberg's film The Goonies). Such trivia only added to the Fratellis' growing appeal upon their performance debut, and the band's limited-edition self-titled EP arrived in April 2006. Although few copies were pressed, the record received a helpful boost from Zane Lowe's Radio One program, which put the acoustic-driven track "Creepin Up the Backstairs" into regular rotation. Televised appearances on Later with Jools Holland and Top of the Pops followed during the early summer, while the group's second single, "Henrietta," earned the Fratellis their first U.K. Top 20 hit. "Chelsea Dagger" began climbing the U.K. Top 40 that August, and the debut album, Costello Music, finally arrived in September. Although the album failed to chart in most countries (even an American iPod commercial featuring the track "Flathead" failed to spark much interest across the pond), Costello Music enjoyed a great deal of success at home, earning the bandmates a BRIT Award and peaking at number two in their native U.K. The Fratellis returned to the British charts in 2008 with "Mistress Mabel," a track from their polished sophomore effort, Here We Stand. The band then went on hiatus for a few years; during that time, Jon formed the torchy duo Codeine Velvet Club in 2008 with Lou Hickey and released a solo album, Psycho Jukebox, in 2011. Meanwhile, Barry joined the Twang as a touring member and Mince played with Jon's backing band as well as with Throne o' Diablo. During this time, "Chelsea Dagger" also became the unofficial theme song of the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks. In 2012, the Fratellis regrouped for a U.K. tour and announced in 2013 that they had recorded their third studio album in their native Glasgow. We Need Medicine arrived in October 2013. By the end of the year, they were already writing songs, some of which appeared on the Soul Crush EP, available as a free download on the band's website. The Fratellis recorded their fourth album in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer (who also produced their debut); preceded by the singles "Me and the Devil" and "Baby Don't You Lie," Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied was released in August 2015. ~ Andrew Leahey & MacKenzie Wilson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Chelsea Dagger
  3.   Flathead
  4.   Mistress Mabel
  5.   For the Girl
  6.   Whistle for the Choir
  7.   Seven Nights Seven Days
  8.   Creepin Up the Backstairs
  9.   A Heady Tale
  10.   Look Out Sunshine!
  11.   Ole Black 'N' Blue Eyes
  12.   Baby Doll
  13.   Got Ma Nuts From A Hippie by Pete Townshend
  14.   Dogtown
  15.   Down the Road and Back... Again
  16.   Acid Jazz Singer
  17.   I Know Your Kind
  18.   Henrietta
  19.   Rosanna
  20.   Me and the Devil
  21.   Whisky Saga
  22.   Z Movie Saga
  23.   Vince the Loveable Stoner
  24.   Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night
  25.   I'm Gonna Be Your Elvis
  26.   Boy Scout to the End
  27.   Too Much Wine
  28.   Getting Surreal
  29.   Slow
  30.   Thief
  31.   Jeannie Nitro
  32.   This Is Not the End of the World
  33.   Shotgun Shoes
  34.   B Movie Saga
  35.   Milk and Money
  36.   Tell Me a Lie
  37.   Stragglers Moon
  38.   All Along The Watchtower
  39.   Got Ma Nuts From a Hippie
  40.   Baby Fratelli
  41.   Cigarello
  42.   Doginabag
  43.   Moonshine
  44.   Desperate Guy
  45.   Imposters (Little by Little)
  46.   Baby Don't You Lie to Me!
  47.   Until She Saves My Soul
  48.   She's Not Gone Yet But She's Leaving
  49.   Lupe Brown
  50.   Shameless
  51.   My Friend John
  52.   Solid Gold Easy Action
  53.   The Gutterati?
  54.   Halloween Blues
  55.   Medusa in Chains
  56.   We Need Medicine
  57.   This Old Ghost Town
  58.   Rock N Roll Will Break Your Heart
  59.   Stacie Anne
  60.   The Good Life

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