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We Need Medicine, The Fratellis

The Fratellis

October 10th, 2013

2005 in Glasgow, Scotland


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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 band then returned to the British charts in 2008 with “Mistress Mabel,” a track from their polished sophomore effort Here We Stand. After a self-imposed hiatus to focus on other projects, the band regrouped in 2012 for a U.K. tour and announced in 2013 that they had recorded their third studio album in their native Glasgow. We Need Medicine was scheduled for a September 2013 release. ~ Andrew Leahey & MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

Top Albums

We Need Medicine, The Fratellis
1. We Need Medi..
Costello Music (Bonus Track Version), The Fratellis
2. Costello Mus..
Flathead - EP, The Fratellis
3. Flathead – E..
Here We Stand, The Fratellis
4. Here We Stan..
Look Out Sunshine! - EP, The Fratellis
5. Look Out Sun..
Seven Nights Seven Days - Single, The Fratellis
6. Seven Nights..
Live from London (iTunes Exclusive) - EP, The Fratellis
7. Live from Lo..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Chelsea Dagger Costello Music (Bonus Track.. 3:35 $1.29

Seven Nights Seven Days We Need Medicine 3:25 $1.29

Halloween Blues We Need Medicine 3:16 $1.29

She's Not Gone Yet But She's.. We Need Medicine 3:50 $1.29

Whistle for the Choir Costello Music (Bonus Track.. 3:35 $1.29

Rock N Roll Will Break Your Heart We Need Medicine 5:21 $1.29

Henrietta Costello Music (Bonus Track.. 3:31 $1.29

Whisky Saga We Need Medicine 3:10 $1.29

This Old Ghost Town We Need Medicine 3:40 $1.29

We Need Medicine We Need Medicine 4:00 $1.29

Flathead Costello Music (Bonus Track.. 3:17 $1.29

Shotgun Shoes We Need Medicine 4:24 $1.29

Until She Saves My Soul We Need Medicine 5:33 $1.29

Jeannie Nitro We Need Medicine 4:19 $1.29

Seven Nights Seven Days Seven Nights Seven Days – S.. 3:25 $1.29

Flathead Flathead – EP 3:17 $1.29

We Need Medicine (Alternate Version).. We Need Medicine 3:36 $1.29

For the Girl Costello Music (Bonus Track.. 2:47 $1.29

Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night Costello Music (Bonus Track.. 3:54 $0.99

This Is Not the End of the World We Need Medicine 4:00 $1.29

Creepin' Up the Backstairs (Comp.. Costello Music (Bonus Track.. 3:06 $0.99

Shameless Here We Stand 3:55 $0.99

My Friend John Here We Stand 3:02 $0.99

Chelsea Dagger Fearless: Zoom Jasari + Mix.. 3:35 $1.29

Cuntry Boys & City Girls (Bonus .. Costello Music (Bonus Track.. 3:31 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Flathead, The Fratellis
1. Flathead
Chelsea Dagger, The Fratellis
2. Chelsea Dagger
Mistress Mabel, The Fratellis
3. Mistress Mabel


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