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

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