The Fratellis have returned. After four albums and hundreds of sell-out shows across the world, the irrepressible Scottish trio are thrilled to announce their fifth studio album In Your Own Sweet Time, released by Cooking Vinyl on March 9. Maturing from the roguish young scallywags of Costello Music, into a chameleonic powerhouse with a sound that is bigger, bolder, and still shot through with a whip-smart, pitch-black sense of humour. To coincide with the release of In Your Own Sweet Time, The Fratellis will embark on an eight date tour of the UK ending on their home turf in Glasgow.
Time The Fratellis are offering a taste of what’s to come with first track ‘The Next Time We Wed’ – a hyperactive slice of mischief matching the Fratellis’ characteristic impish theatricality and wit with ricocheting Prince-like guitar riffs. Jon Fratelli says of ‘The Next Time We Wed’: “It started life, like a lot of the songs on In Your Own Sweet Time, as a completely different song. It morphed from a country song in D Minor to a disco song in A Major; an unusually bright and warm day in Glasgow may be to blame for this.”
With In Your Own Sweet Time, The Fratellis are teaming up once again with six-time Grammy and Mercury nominated American producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, The Kooks, M83, Belle & Sebastian). The record boasts all the muscular energy of American pop music of the 1970s with the testosterone-fuelled virtuosity of the best British rock.
22nd March – Liverpool Olympia
23rd March – Manchester Academy
24th March – London O2 Forum Kentish Town
26th March – Nottingham Rock City
27th March – Birmingham O2 Institute
29th March – Bristol O2 Academy
30th March – Newcastle O2 Academy
31st March – Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom