The Fratellis

Monqui Presents

The Fratellis

Sat, April 28

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Roseland Theater

Portland, Oregon

$20.00-$22.00

This event is all ages

The Fratellis
The Fratellis
Jon Fratelli isn’t sure of THE moment in the 18-month world tour in support of ‘Costello Music’ – the moment when he and his fellow Fratellis knew their debut album had become some kind of phenomenon. Was it hearing Chelsea Dagger hoovering up radio play throughout the latter half of 2006, or being sung on the terraces at Stamford Bridge, Celtic Park and Love Street? Was it the crowds roaring their approval as The Fratellis toured at the end of that year? Selling out four nights at Brixton Academy off their own back? Winning the 2007 Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act, as voted for by the listeners of Radio 1 (a people’s award for a people’s band, innit)? Maybe it was Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright asking the Glaswegian trio to cover T Rex’s ‘Solid Gold Easy Action’ for the closing credits of ‘Hot Fuzz’. Apple requesting the use of ‘Flathead’ in an iPod ad. Burberry being sufficiently bowled over by a tune called ‘Got Ma Nuts From A Hippy’ to use it in a perfume advert. Or was it selling over one million copies of ‘Costello Music’?

Nah. Jon does know THE moment, the tipping point, the solid gold easy action brain-melt snapshot…. “T In The Park, July 2006, no question,” he nods. “We’d only released [first single] ‘Henrietta’. ‘Chelsea Dagger’ wasn’t out, the album was two months away.” The Fratellis were playing the Scottish festival’s New Band Tent, a slot that had had been pre-destined in part by various magazines that spring anointing them the best new band in Britain. “And I couldn’t believe how many people turned up – and we were on at the same time as The Who! Incredible. It’s still my favourite memory of that whole year and a half.”