Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Fratellis- Not the guys from the Goonies.

You might have heard The Fratelli's song Flathead this week. It's the Currrent song used in the new iPod commercials . I have been hearing good things about thing and wanted to share with everyone. Information from Wikipedia

The Fratellis played their first ever gig on March 4, 2005 in the O'Henry's bar in Glasgow, and have since made their breakthrough year in 2006. They were discovered by their manager Tony Fratelli in McChuills Bar, Glasgow soon after this. The Fratellis EP was released April 3, 2006, featuring the tracks "Creepin' Up The Backstairs", "Stacie Anne" and "The Gutterati?". Due to its limited availability, copies can now be found reaching more than £30 on eBay.

Different sources tell of different origins of the band's name. Some claim it derives from the 1985 movie The Goonies; however, the band denied this live on air on BBC Radio 2's Jonathan Ross Show on 9 September, 2006. Others tell of the band forming from a four-piece band who would play at weddings. However in an interview in The Sun newspaper, it would appear that the name is taken from bassist Barry, whose original surname is Fratelli, the other members of the band simply adopted that pseudonym. Ironically, the word "fratelli" in Italian means "brothers". According to Top of the Pops, the band met after placing ads in the same record shop. NME ran a two page feature on The Fratellis in the August 10, 2006 issue proclaiming them "the best new band in Britain"

Here is a Video
The Fratellis - Baby FratelliFull Screen

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