Friday, May 16, 2008

The Return Of The Fratellis

They're not exactly re-inventing the wheel are they? The Fratelli's Costello Music was one of my favorite CDs of 2006 (I think it came out in 2007 in America) with "Chelsea Dagger" quickly jumping into the upper echelons of my favorite Britpop songs of all time.

But as these clips from the Jools Holland show show, the band is striking the same vein of pub rock on the soon-to-be-released 2nd album.

I think these songs will grow on me as soon as I have the CD in hand but at first listen they sound like 1997 Supergrass b-sides; that's not exactly an insult but in 2008 it kind of is.

"A Heady Tale"

"My Friend John"

"Mistress Mabel" (official video)