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I'd rather be in The Fratellis than work a dull desk job.
and if one of The Fratellis came up to me right now and said 'Hey, Spiritofjazz - fancy quitting your boring desk job and joining The Fratellis', I'd be all like 'Nah, you're alright mate thanks...'
Probably a lot of fun.
Bearing in mind that Johny Borrell can't shift more than 500 copies of his solo album and that The Fratellis last belched out a hit almost a decade ago? I mean, can you even imagine how low-grade the filler material on this album might be like?
I was generous to most big indie-pop of 2006, even the shouty bits in Monster by the Automatic, and thought Chelsea Dagger and Creeping Up The Backstairs, if not great art, had some cheap and cheerful appeal.
Then soon after, I looked at the sleeve art for Costello Music (shit title as well) and I thought "Oh, sod off back to the Wheeltappers and Shunters' Social Club."
I was at that age where I discovered clubs and alcohol and 'indie' clubs where the places to be and they so happened to be involved in most nights I attended. So I have fond memories attached to that song and to a lesser extent Chelsea Dagger but the appeal quickly wore off... even when I was still into this disposable no-thrills flavour of indie rock.
is going to have an awesome time. I might volunteer
in the Facebook comments.
It's horrendous. I should know, I was foolish enough to buy it.
Quite enjoyed the first album at the time and it still has a few great tunes, but the second was utter tripe.
I personally HATE it when a festival crowd is singing along to a riff, say, No One Know by QOTSA and they're all going DOO DOO-DOO-DOO... for that I blame the Fratellis.
But yes, they have a new album out assumingly with a packed out tour and promo schedule for the next six months ahead and I'm here looking at spreadsheets. For all I know, they could have all recorded solo albums that are so achingly beautiful the music could inspire world peace, but keep up the annoying soulless chirpy pub rock exterior to shift units and fund their real artistry. So fair doo-doo-doo's to 'em.
You must remember it, the one with the killer none-more-French-stereotype chef.
Think of THAT!