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 released their debut album ‘Costello Music’.
On this first album, we saw three main singles ‘Henrietta’, ‘Chelsea Dagger’ and ‘Whistle For The Choir‘.
The Scotts 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.
Since their debut, The Fratellis continued to gather new fans around the UK with their blues influenced pop songs, touring and visiting the many festivals that the nation offers.
The Fratellis and other post-millennium British bands
In the same tradition as The Zutons, Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines, The Fratellis fitted well into this new movement of British alternative rock acts.
These acts were 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 piano arrangements.