The Fratellis found their audience in the festival crowd!
Being one of the few bands named after their manager, The Fratellis shot to fame during late 2006, and mainly 2007 when they had three successful singles from their debut album Costello Music.
Since the debut, The Fratellis have kept gathering new fans around the UK with their blues influenced pop songs by touring and visiting the many festivals the nation offer.
Along with bands like The Zutons, The Fratellis can be seen as leading the way for a new era in British music. More raw, less Stadium!
The Fratellis debut with Costello Music!
The original recording of ‘Whistle For The Choir’ is to be found on The Fratellis debut album Costello Music, which was released on September the 11th 2006.
The Scott’s quickly gained recognition as one of the new hot acts of 2006 and 2007, even bagging a Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 2007.
From the first album by The Fratellis we saw three main singles, Henrietta, Chelsea Dagger and Whistle For The Choir.
Paired with touring, these three singles launched The Fratellis to the British Nation.
The Fratellis and next generation of British bands
Following this, The Fratellis have toured the nation and appeared at all the major festivals.
In the same tradition as The Zutons, Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines, The Fratellis fitted well into the new movement of British alternative rock acts.
These acts are more bluesy and much louder than early 2000 British Acts who had a more polished sound.
I’m mainly thinking of bands such as Coldplay, Travis and Keene who all used bigger productions, more strings, acoustic guitars and pianos.