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The Fratellis PC: Nicky Sims
MARCH 16, 2018 | Today, The Fratellis release their anthemic and kaleidoscopic fifth album In Your Own Sweet Time through Cooking Vinyl. Once again, they team up with six-time Grammy and Mercury-nominated American producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, The Kooks, M83, Belle & Sebastian). In Your Own Sweet Time features previous hit singles "Stand Up Tragedy" and "Starcrossed Losers." The Fratellis have struck indie gold yet again, exploring new psychedelic territories while retaining their innate knack for huge choruses. The band will embark on a headline North American tour in support of the album starting April 26th in Vancouver and including shows in Los Angeles (May 1 @ The Belasco), Chicago (May 11 @ Metro), and NYC (May 16 @ Brooklyn Steel). These shows are set to be riotous, featuring the expansive material of the new record and their boisterous trademark hits. (full list of dates below)
The Fratellis "Starcrossed Losers"
In Your Own Sweet Time marks a thrilling new phase in the band's career, identified by a daring new sound that is bigger, bolder, and yet still shot through with a whip-smart, pitch-black sense of humor that we have come to expect from the irrepressible Glaswegian trio. Long-standing fans of the band will be excited to find at the center of this album - a series of banging, stadium-filling tracks like "I’ve Been Blind" and "Laughing Gas." It’s hard not to imagine the crowd singing and dancing along to the soaring guitar riffs and manic drum work that accompany a joyous drifting between major and minor shifts. Jon Fratelli characterizes these tracks as an internal conversation; a reminder “not to take life too seriously.” In Your Own Sweet Time rockets at such a pace that it is almost hard to focus on each little surrealist tableau as they strobe past, but Jon Fratelli warns against some grand interpretation, declaring that “nothing can be taken at face value.” Gonzo imagery is piled precariously on top of itself with the band always staying one-step ahead of the game as they drift with postmodern élan through genres whose boundaries become porous in their hands. In these dark and uncertain times, sometimes all you need is to lose yourself in the moment, In Your Own Sweet Time demands you stop trying to make sense, take off your shoes, and dance. Boasting all the sweaty, joyful energy of 1970s American pop, combined with the testosterone-fueled virtuosity of the best British rock, In Your Own Sweet Time is a shot of pure, uninhibited pleasure. Let Jon Fratelli (vox, guitar), Barry Fratelli (Bass), and Mince Fratelli (drums) hold your hand, and guide you through the chaos.
TRACK LISTING 1. Stand Up Tragedy 2. Starcrossed Losers 3. Sugartown 4. Told You So 5. The Next Time We Wed 6. I’ve Been Blind 7. Laughing Gas 8. Advaita Shuffle 9. I Guess… I Suppose… 10. Indestructible 11. I Am That
April 26 Vancouver BC @ Commodore Ballroom April 27 Seattle WA @ The Showbox April 28 Portland OR @ Roseland Theater April 30 San Francisco CA @ The Fillmore May 1 Los Angeles CA @ Belasco Theater May 2 Santa Ana CA @ The Observatory May 4 San Diego CA @ The Observatory North Park May 5 Phoenix AZ @ Crescent Ballroom May 7 Salt Lake City UT @ The Complex May 8 Denver CO @ Bluebird Theater May 10 Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue May 11 Chicago IL @ Metro May 12 Toronto ON @ Danforth Music Hall May 14 Detroit MI @ Majestic Theatre May 15 Philadelphia PA @ Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) May 16 Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn Steel May 18 Boston MA @ Paradise Rock Club May 19 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club May 21 Nashville TN @ Exit In May 22 Atlanta GA @ Terminal West