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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.   Ole Black 'N' Blue Eyes
  7.   Creepin Up the Backstairs
  8.   Seven Nights Seven Days
  9.   Whistle for the Choir
  10.   Look Out Sunshine!
  11.   A Heady Tale
  12.   Henrietta
  13.   Baby Doll
  14.   I'm Gonna Be Your Elvis
  15.   Desperate Guy
  16.   Baby Don't You Lie to Me!
  17.   Milk and Money
  18.   Lupe Brown
  19.   The Good Life
  20.   Rosanna
  21.   Rock N Roll Will Break Your Heart
  22.   Vince the Loveable Stoner
  23.   Boy Scout to the End
  24.   Too Much Wine
  25.   Getting Surreal
  26.   Slow
  27.   Dogtown
  28.   Shotgun Shoes
  29.   Got Ma Nuts From A Hippie by Pete Townshend
  30.   Z Movie Saga
  31.   Acid Jazz Singer
  32.   Tell Me a Lie
  33.   Stragglers Moon
  34.   Shameless
  35.   The Gutterati?
  36.   Stacie Anne
  37.   Cigarello
  38.   Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night
  39.   Thief
  40.   Imposters (Little by Little)
  41.   Doginabag
  42.   Down the Road and Back... Again
  43.   Moonshine
  44.   We Need Medicine
  45.   Jeannie Nitro
  46.   This Is Not the End of the World
  47.   This Old Ghost Town
  48.   Halloween Blues
  49.   Whisky Saga
  50.   She's Not Gone Yet But She's Leaving
  51.   All Along The Watchtower
  52.   Got Ma Nuts From a Hippie
  53.   Baby Fratelli
  54.   Solid Gold Easy Action
  55.   I Know Your Kind
  56.   Medusa in Chains
  57.   Me and the Devil
  58.   Until She Saves My Soul
  59.   My Friend John
  60.   B Movie Saga

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