Thank goodness for the Fratellis. Just as the bright! new! shiny! light that seemed to emanate from Franz Ferdinand started to fade a bit, their fellow Glaswegians (that's people from Glasgow -- who knew?) raced across the Atlantic to save us from a future without brilliant Scottish indie rock. And brilliant they are, with their soused, saucy, and, dare we say, lovable country-punk garage rock.
Adopting that classic coy rocker ploy, the boys in the band have all taken the same last name, but Jon (vocals/guitar), Mince (drums/vocals), and Barry Fratelli (bass) are not, of course, brothers. In fact, one pervasive rumor is that they named themselves after the dirty, rotten bad guy family from The Goonies, but the band swears that Fratelli is merely Barry's original last name. Along with this charming lore, a self-titled EP and a handful of hot singles carried the Fratellis from their inception in 2005 to their burgeoning fame of 2007, when their full-length debut, Costello Music, wa came out. Oh, and an iPod commercial featuring their tune "Flathead" probably helped, too.
The Fratellis Concert Films
The Fratellis Top Tracks
Live from the Vic in Chicago
Cage The Elephant
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minBowling Green, Kentucky-borne indie rock ensemble Cage the Elephant (Jared Champion, Lincoln Parish, Daniel Tichenor, Matt Shultz and Brad Shultz) toplines this 2011 concert film, performed and shot live at the Old Vic in Chicago. The sprawling set list includes: "Psycho Killer," "Tiny Little Robots," "Lotus," "Around My Head" and "Japanese Buffalo."
Live at Rockwood Music Hall
Two Door Cinema Club
Runtime: 13 minTwo Door Cinema club exhibit the same knack for chance that propelled them to the stage in the very beginning, experimenting ever so slightly by trimming the intense rhythms, dashing tempos, and inventive flourishes of "Undercover Martyn", "Cigarettes In The Theatre", and "Something Good Can Work" down into acoustic roots. The result is a set of songs that places emphasis on the melodies, harmonies, and story lines that drive at the heart of what this trio does. Call it another chance that, to no one's surprise, pays off in the form of this candid Guest Apartment style session with Two Door Cinema Club.
Live at The Metro Theatre
Runtime: 1 hr 22 minThe Hives are a Swedish rock band that first garnered attention in the early 2000s as a prominent group of the garage rock revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious, featuring their most well-known song "Hate to Say I Told You So". Here they perform at The Metro Theatre, in Sydney, Australia, on January 5, 2009.
Live at 9:30 Club
Runtime: 1 hr 13 minKaiser Chiefs are a four piece from Leeds in the UK. In 2004 they exploded out of the radio with their first single "Oh My God". Here they perform at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, on March 9, 2012.
Live at The Metro Theatre
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minJet is a rock band from Melbourne, Australia composed of Cameron Muncey, Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester. Here they perform at The Metro Theatre, in Sydney, Australia, on December 18th, 2009.
Live at the O2
Runtime: 1 hr 48 minFilmed in high definition at London’s renowned O2 Arena on December 15th, 2011. The show came on the back of the band’s No.1 album “Velociraptor!” and the setlist combines tracks from that album with hits and classic album tracks from across their career so far. The concert was part of a sold out arena tour that covered the UK and Ireland at the end of last year. Kasabian are the recipients of numerous awards for “Best Live Band” and “Best British Band” in recent years and this new show with its spectacular and innovative staging will be a must have for their huge and dedicated fanbase.