Whoa. The Fratellis have a new album out! I saw this band back in September 2008 at the second Monolith Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Yep, the Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado where that famous U2 video was filmed. Monolith was a great festival that unfortunately only lasted for three years. I was fortunate enough to attend the first two events.
The Fratellis played the first day of the festival in 2008. I hate to say that I had never heard the band, other than checking them out briefly on the Monolith site a few weeks before heading to Colorado. Wow, was I impressed with their show! This Glasgow, Scotland indie rock band played a fantastic, frenetic set on the main stage of the festival. Their songs were lots of fun, loaded with pop hooks and even though I was not at all familiar with their songs it was easy to sing-a-long to songs such as “Chelsea Dagger”. Within a week after I returned home I had both album from the band, Costello Music and Here We Stand in my hands.
July 2009 the band went on a self-imposed “indefinite hiatus” but announced in June 2012 they were coming back. The third album from The Fratellis We Need Medicine just hit the shelves October 7th of this year. So stoked this great band is back!
Here is s snippet of the band wailing on “Mistress Mabel” from Here We Stand at Monolith. Enjoy.