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

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