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

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