NAME: The Fratellis
HOMETOWN: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
HOW I HEARD ABOUT THEM: My friend Rachel, who knows about all the cool British bands way before I do, listed she was going to two of their shows in London.
LATEST RELEASE: Costello Music
SONG LISTENED TO: “Creepin’ Up the Back Stairs” [MP3 via Lil Mike’s Last Known Thoughts & Random Revelations]
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: The Backseat Blogger says they sound like the “Arctic Strokes”. They sound playful, a bit of swing band tempos but rockified. I absolutely love the second movement of the chorus when they sing “When you’re creepin’ up the backstairs/ Mother’s nightmares/ Falling in the front door/ My my/ Climbing in the window/ Get dressed, let’s go/ Take your brother’s car keys/ Bye bye”.
1 to 5 RATING: 4
OTHER BLOGS THAT HAVE TALKED ABOUT THEM: I Guess I’m Floating, Water All Around, Stereogum
LISTEN TO MORE: “Gutterati” on the Myspace
Video for “Chelsea Dagger”: