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The Fratellis

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