THE FRATELLIS RETURN
WITH NEW SINGLE ‘SIX DAYS IN JUNE’
FROM NEW ALBUM ‘HALF DRUNK UNDER A FULL MOON’
TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 30 ON COOKING VINYL
“Six Days In June” is the brilliant new single from The Fratellis, the first to be taken from the Glasgow band’s new album ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’, out October 30 on Cooking Vinyl.
The radio campaign for ‘Six Days In June’ kicked off last weekend with a New To Two play on Radio 2.
A theatrical blast of sheer pop joy, “Six Days In June” swings on brass, kick-drum and Jon Fratelli’s fabulous falsetto vocals, while its witty lyrics – “You told me if I kissed you/It’d be easier in the long run” – sound like a party starting. “Six Days In June was the last song written for the album, the missing piece of the puzzle,” says Jon. “I was sitting watching TV one night with my son when the whole song came into my head. I had to jump up and run to the piano to play it.”
Recorded in LA with producer and long-time collaborator Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, Supergrass), ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ is Glaswegian trio The Fratellis sixth album and the follow-up to 2018’s ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’, a UK Top 5 chart entry which contained the Radio 2 playlisted single “Starcrossed Losers” and saw the band perform on BBC1’s The One Show. A kaleidoscopic delight full of surprises, ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ pairs the hooks and hallmarks of The Fratellis of old with the spirit of adventure they discovered on ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’ sent into overdrive.
Success came quickly to The Fratellis, who formed in Glasgow in 2005 and comprise of lead vocalist/guitarist Jon with bassist/backing vocalist Barry Fratelli, and drummer/backing vocalist Mince Fratelli. Arriving a year later, their debut album ‘Costello Music’ – which contained the globe-conquering hit “Chelsea Dagger” – quickly went double-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 were forced into indefinite hiatus, burnt out from their relentless life on the road.
Since reforming in 2012, The Fratellis have been on a continuous upward trajectory, finding themselves enjoying a more sustainable type of success. They have steadily regained their live following thanks to a new generation of Fratellis fans, not just in Britain but all over the world. ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’ finds the trio entering their third decade at ease with who they are and where they are: a band who have not only survived but thrived, and are currently making the best, most confident, most ambitious music of their career.
The Fratellis recently released a special collaboration with legendary US soul singer P.P.Arnold, “Strangers in the Street (featuring P.P. Arnold)”, with all income received from the track being donated to the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project. The original version of the song appears on the new album.
The Fratellis will embark on a headline UK tour ahead of the album’s release, including two hometown gigs at Glasgow Barrowland (October 27 & 28) and London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on October 13.