‘If Scotland had produced The Who, we would have been called The Fratellis’….. Roger Daltrey, April 2008
Following on the back of their million selling debut ‘Costello Music’, the 2007 Brit Awards’ Best British Breakthrough Act, The Fratellis, are wasting no time dropping their explosive comeback album ‘Here We Stand’.
The album includes current single, the storming ‘Mistress Mabel’, already Zane Lowe’s single of the week and Jo Whiley’s pet sound. Other album highlights include The Who Inspired ‘A Heady Tale’ a completely schizophrenic opus, recalling the theatrical urgency of ‘Pinball Wizard’. The glam rock ballroom waltz of ‘Acid Jazz Singer’, the thunderous assault of ‘Tell Me A Lie’ and ‘Shameless’, the epic merserybeat swagger of album opener ‘My Friend John’ and the heartfelt sonnet ‘Baby doll’.
The self produced album, is bigger, bolder but retains the Fratellis trademark stamp. It’s a great evolution in the career of one of the most overlooked yet loved bands in Britain today.
The band are playing an intimate sold out tour in April in conjunction with MTV’s ‘Brand spanking new music’ having just played a memorable set at the Royal Albert Hall with Roger Daltrey, for the Teenage Cancer Trust. For those of you who are not lucky enough to witness these intimate performances from Scotland’s biggest band, The Fratellis will be gracing the main stages at Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading and T In the Park.