The Fratellis Drop ‘We Need Medicine’ This Fall

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 at 11:27 am by

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The Fratellis/Photo by Tom Oxley

It’s been quite a while since we’ve rocked out to the jaunty stylings of The Fratellis. Back in 2009, the Glaswegian trio—featuring Jon Fratelli (vocals/guitar), Barry Wallace aka Barry Fratelli (guitar), and Gordon McRory aka Mince Fratelli (drums/vocals)—opted to take a break after issuing two stellar albums, Costello Music (2006) and Here We Stand (2008), to work on other creative projects.

If you’re loyal to the NHL or a fervent fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, you already know that the band’s biggest hit, “Chelsea Dagger,” has been getting folks fired up for the last three years whenever superstars like Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook knock a goal in the net. Plus, during the team’s 2013 run to the Stanley Cup, Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Riccardo Muti put together an awesome orchestral arrangement of the tune.

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Lucky for us, new material from The Fratellis is no longer a wishful thought because the band decided to put the kibosh on their hiatus last summer. On October 8, The Fratellis will drop their long-awaited third album, We Need Medicine, via BMG. Word on the street is that the blokes could possibly return Stateside for some U.S. dates later this fall. Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, check out the band’s rejuvenated punky zeal, but especially the raucous “Seven Nights Seven Days” below:

For more Fratellis goodness, Jon Fratelli chatted with us in June about the band’s comeback, what to expect from the new album and more.

We Need Medicine tracklisting:
1. Halloween Blues
2. This Old Ghost Town
3. She’s Not Gone Yet But She’s Leaving
4. Seven Nights Seven Days
5. Shotgun Shoes
6. Whisky Saga
7. This Is Not the End of the World
8. Jeannie Nitro
9. We Need Medicine
10. Rock n Roll Will Break Your Heart
11. Until She Saves My Soul

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