Preview: The Fratellis at the O2 Academy, Bournemouth


The Fratellis are a Scottish band who formed in 2005 – and the year after, they had a triple platinum debut album, Costello Music. Their first single from the album was ‘Henrietta’, charting at number 19 in the UK Charts, and their debut album charted at number 2 in the UK Album Charts for three weeks. In 2007 they won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, voted for by Radio 1 listeners.

In 2006 they supported Kasabian. The start of 2007 saw them embarking on their own 10 date tour, before taking on the festival circuit with Glastonbury and headlining T in the Park, amongst others. They released a live DVD, ‘Edgy In Brixton’, which included a full performance of Costello Music and a new song, ‘Pretty Like A Girl’.

They released a second album in 2008 and went on a tour of Australia and Japan in February and March, headlined more festivals such as the Hop Farm Festival. After a three year hiatus of working on seperate projects, they released a third album in 2013 and had a huge UK, US, Europe and Japan tour. A fourth album was released in August 2015.

They will be performing the entirety of Costello Music for the first time to celebrate its tenth anninversary. Tickets are available here.



About Author

Politics and International Relations graduate, Live Editor 2016-18, now a semi-functional adult and journalist. Fan of cats, gigs and a tea lover - find me rambling about the above @cmkavanagh on Twitter.

Leave A Reply