Slacker Logo


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
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
The Fratellis

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    1 song

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    1 song

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    1 song

Albums by
The Fratellis

Top Songs by
The Fratellis

  1.   Song
  2.   Chelsea Dagger
  3.   Flathead
  4.   Mistress Mabel
  5.   Seven Nights Seven Days
  6.   Whistle for the Choir
  7.   Ole Black 'N' Blue Eyes
  8.   For the Girl
  9.   Creepin Up the Backstairs
  10.   Look Out Sunshine!
  11.   A Heady Tale
  12.   Henrietta
  13.   Until She Saves My Soul
  14.   Baby Fratelli
  15.   Baby Don't You Lie to Me!
  16.   Jeannie Nitro
  17.   Dogtown
  18.   Desperate Guy
  19.   Imposters (Little by Little)
  20.   Milk and Money
  21.   Doginabag
  22.   Medusa in Chains
  23.   Down the Road and Back... Again
  24.   Rosanna
  25.   Thief
  26.   Me and the Devil
  27.   We Need Medicine
  28.   This Is Not the End of the World
  29.   This Old Ghost Town
  30.   Whisky Saga
  31.   Acid Jazz Singer
  32.   Tell Me a Lie
  33.   Baby Doll
  34.   Shameless
  35.   Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night
  36.   Got Ma Nuts From a Hippie
  37.   The Gutterati?
  38.   Moonshine
  39.   Getting Surreal
  40.   Slow
  41.   She's Not Gone Yet But She's Leaving
  42.   My Friend John
  43.   All Along The Watchtower
  44.   Vince the Loveable Stoner
  45.   Too Much Wine
  46.   Rock N Roll Will Break Your Heart
  47.   Halloween Blues
  48.   Z Movie Saga
  49.   B Movie Saga
  50.   Stragglers Moon
  51.   Solid Gold Easy Action
  52.   Lupe Brown
  53.   The Good Life
  54.   Got Ma Nuts From A Hippie by Pete Townshend
  55.   Shotgun Shoes
  56.   Dirty Barry Stole the Bluebird
  57.   Cuntry Boys & City Girls
  58.   Cigarello
  59.   Stacie Anne
  60.   [Untitled Track]
  61.   Bonus Material
  62.   3 Skinny Girls
  63.   The Pimp
  64.   Pretty Like a Girl
  65.   Nina
  66.   Got Me Nuts from a Hippie
  67.   Ooh La Hot Love
  68.   Ella's in the Band
  69.   When All the Lights Go Out
  70.   Jesus Stole My Baby
  71.   Boy Done Good
  72.   Nobodys Favourite Actor
  73.   Creeping Up the Backstairs [Live from Apple Store Shibuya, Japan [Audio
  74.   Enrietta
  75.   Whistle for the Choir [Live from Apple Store Shibuya, Japan [Audio Only
  76.   Chelsey Dagger
  77.   Everybody Know You Cried Last Night
  78.   Mistress Mable
  79.   Nobody's Favorite Actor
  80.   Ole Black Eyed Blue Eyes
  81.   Stir It Up
  82.   Fratellis Live from Glasgow ABC (Entire 60 Minute Plus Show) (DVD)

Artists Related to The Fratellis