NEW SINGLE / NEW ALBUM : Fratellis charity single/album deal OUT NOW

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The Fratellis

ANNOUNCE DOWNLOAD ALBUM FOR CHARITY

FIRST CHANCE FOR FANS TO DOWNLOAD “YES SIR. I CAN BOOGIE (LIVE)”

NEW ALBUM ‘HALF DRUNK UNDER A FULL MOON’

OUT NOW ON COOKING VINYL

“…a gracefully grown-up Fratellis…massed backing vocals, lashings of brass

and lush strings abound.” The Sunday Times

“10 classy, lush songs audibly inspired by ‘60s girl group doo-wop.” NME

** RADIO 2’S ‘ALBUM OF THE WEEK’ THIS WEEK **

CONTAINS THE RADIO 2 PLAYLISTED CURRENT SINGLE ‘NEED A LITTLE LOVE’

ALBUM OUT NOW

The Fratellis have announced a special digital download of their new album Half Drunk Under A Full Moon including their incredible live cover of Baccara’s “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” as performed on the Chris Evans Breakfast show on Virgin Radio. The Fratellis and label Cooking Vinyl will donate 100% of their income from the “Charity Boogie Bundle” to the following three children’s charities:

The Tartan Army Children’s Charity

SoccerAid

The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund

Fans also have the chance to win a VIP trip for two to see The Fratellis peform ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ on a live TV show during the delayed UEFA Euro 2020 Finals this summer, including a meet and greet with the band and celebrity guests. Anyone buying the new album from the band’s official website www.thefratellis.com also have a chance of winning the Jon Fratelli’s white Fender Telecaster used in the band’s early videos, including platinum-selling single ‘Chelsea Dagger’.

 “We’ve been overwhelmed by the reaction to our cover of “Boogie” so it’s great to be able to combine this live recording with our new album to generate much-needed funds for these 3 great charities”. Jon Fratelli

Tartan Army Children’s Charity (TACC) are hugely grateful to The Fratellis for helping us to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Scotland and overseas via their “Charity Boogie Bundle” in honour of Scotland’s qualification for the Euros.”The Tartan Army Children’s Charity

“We are delighted to announce that Soccer Aid for UNICEF will benefit from a percentage of sales from thie ‘Charity Boogie Bundle’ and we will be announcing further details on this in due course”. -Soccer Aid (UNICEF)

We are so honoured to be involved in this project, Jon Fratelli is a patron for our charity and without him Baz and Mince we would not have been able to build our respite home for children living with cancer. They are best guys and best band, we love them”.. Gordon Brown (Eilidh’s dad)

 Of course I always knew this is a great song – and every time we get a request for permission to make a new version I have to ask myself if Frank (my husband) would like it!  This time I know for sure he would.  The Fratellis have shown what potential this song has!  A great version and myself my children and grandchildren just love it – well done!” Mary Dostal, widow of ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ lyricist Frank Dostal

“My husband Rolf was a skilled songwriter and producer. He was also a huge football fan and I’m sure he would have loved the combination of ‘Yes Sir I Can Boogie’ and football. The Fratellis have created an excellent reimagining of ‘Yes Sir I Can Boogie’, which will be enjoyed by generations to come.” Marie-Luise Soja, widow of Rolf Soja, co-writer of ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’

Many Scottish celebrities from the world of music, film, tv, sport and comedy have supported The Fratellis’ Boogie Bundle on social media including Martin Compston, Irvine Welsh, KT Tunstall, Sam Heughan, Gordon Smart, Greg Hemphill, Dominik Diamond & Simon Donnelly.

On the ‘Boogie Bundle’:

“Great tune, great band, great cause.” Irvine Welsh

“Fantastic and a great cause too!” Sam Heughan

“Loved this when I heard it the other day and for great causes too go”  Greg Hemphill

Get on this. Brilliant from The Fratellis. Great cause.” Simon Donnelly

On the Half Drunk Under a Full Moon album:

“Wow. Just wow. The new Fratellis album is a retro-modern classic. Expansive and cinematic, their new sound is as impressive as it is exciting.Hardeep Singh Kohli.

“That new album from The Fratellis is outstanding. For me one of the all-time great bands for sunny days. I can’t think of another band that gets away with rhyming ‘took all I could take’ and ‘shook all I could shake’ Effervescence personified.” Domink Diamond

And from self-proclaimed “honorary Scot” Chris Evans on his Virgin Radio Breakfast Show:

“The Fratellis brand new album is just gorgeous! it’s like a Fratellis shower, just get underneath it, sense and feel the joy, the palpable joy. It somehow breaches your impermeable skin, it just gets inside and you cant do anything about it, and you don’t want to do anything about it!”

The Fratellis new single ‘Need A Little Love’  is currently on BBC Radio 2’s Playlist, and the band’s sixth album ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ – out NOW on Cooking Vinyl – is currently Radio 2’s Album Of The Week. Earlier this week the Glasgow trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden – watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7t3ZNQjeos – and The Kelly Clarkson Show, watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofWpUrDOag8

The Fratellis have also announced a September UK tour, taking in smaller regional venues ahead of the band’s previously announced major UK tour, rescheduled to Spring 2022. All profits from the September tour will go to independent record stores and The Fratellis’ road crew. Tickets for the tour will be available exclusively through independent record stores to April 8th or until sold out.

THE FRATELLIS UK TOUR, SEPTEMBER 2021
Friday 3                 Edinburgh, La Belle Angele

Friday 10               Southampton, 1865 

Saturday 11          Kingston, Pryzm

Sunday 12             Sheffield, O2 Academy

Friday 17               Bath, Komedia

Saturday 18          Cambridge, Junction

Thursday 23          Dundee, Beat Generator

Friday 24               Rutherglen, Town Hall

 

All tickets are available from https://linktr.ee/thefratellis in partnership with the following record stores:

Assai Records, Edinburgh/Dundee

Banquet Records, Kingston

Vinilo Record Store, Southampton 

Resolution Records, Bath

Spinning Discs, Sheffield

Relevant Record Cafe, Cambridge

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES, MARCH/APRIL 2022

March 18               Manchester, Academy

March 19               Oxford, O2 Academy Oxford

March 20               Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol

March 22               Cardiff, Tramshed 

March 24               Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom

March 25               Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom

March 27               Hull, Hull University

March 29               Newcastle, City Hall  

March 30               Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds

March 31               Liverpool, O2 Academy Liverpool

April 2                     Norwich, UEA 

April 4                     Nottingham, Rock City 

April 5                     London, O2 Forum Kentish Town 

April 6                     Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham

Following the UK Top 5 success of 2018’s critically-lauded ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’, which contained the Radio 2 playlisted single ‘Starcrossed Losers’, The Fratellis began work on its audacious follow-up in buoyant form. Recorded in LA with producer and long-time collaborator Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, Supergrass), ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ is a treasure trove of excess that shouts from the rooftops and radiates joy. “On the last record we broadened our sound by trying out new ideas,” says Jon. “With this album, the plan was to push those ideas even further.”

 The Fratellis were gearing up to release ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ when the pandemic put paid to their plans. Lead single ‘Six Days In June’ hit the airwaves, revealing the trio’s jubilant new direction, just weeks before the world shut down. “We had a whole year’s worth of work that didn’t happen, but we knew it would come back around,” says Jon Fratelli, the band’s singer and songwriter. “As a band who have a loyal audience we know we’re in a fortunate position.”

As the return of live music creeps closer, The Fratellis are primed to prove the power of pop to lift spirits and kickstart celebrations. “People are desperate to go back to gigs,” says Jon. “By pure chance, we’ve made an album that could really suit that mood of joy and release.”

The Fratellis formed in Glasgow in 2005 and comprise of lead vocalist/guitarist Jon with bassist/backing vocalist Barry Fratelli, and drummer/backing vocalist Mince Fratelli. Their 2006 debut album ‘Costello Music’ – which contained the globe-conquering hit “Chelsea Dagger” – quickly went triple-platinum and led to The Fratellis winning the Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act in 2007. A successful second album ‘Here We Stand’ followed in 2008, but this whirlwind of success came at a cost, and by the end of the decade the trio had split, burnt out from their relentless life on the road.

Since reforming in 2012, The Fratellis have gone from strength to strength, winning over a new generation of fans and enjoying a more sustainable type of success. ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ finds The Fratellis at ease with who they are and where they are: a band who have not only survived but thrived, and are making the best, most confident, most ambitious music of their career.