The Fratellis have given fans another sneak preview of their upcoming fifth studio album, ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’, by releasing track, ‘Starcrossed Losers’ – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.
‘Starcrossed Losers’ – one of a number of ersatz love stories that crop up in an album dedicated to cheeky role-playing – is a raucous Romeo & Juliet riff that perfectly encapsulates the madcap absurdist abandon of the Brit Award winning Glaswegian trio’s forthcoming record.
Now in their second decade, the Fratellis have lost none of their off-the-wall, eyes-shut, on-your-feet fun. In Your Own Sweet Time – released March 16 on Cooking Vinyl – is filled to the brim with fast-paced tracks; peppered with Jon Fratelli’s razor-sharp lyrics and pitch-black sense of humour.
Jon says: “It’s slightly slicker than the rest of the stuff on the album but sometimes you have to serve the song, and that’s what the song needed.”
“There are a lot of little elements to pull into a four-minute song”.
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’ once again sees the Fratellis team up with six-time Grammy and Mercury nominated American producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, The Kooks, M83, Belle & Sebastian).
‘Starcrossed Losers’, which follows the release of fellow album tracks, ‘Next Time We Wed‘ and ‘Stand Up Tragedy‘ is also a new addition to the Fantasy Premier League and Soccer AM: New Music playlists.
8th March – Banquet New Slang – 9pm (In-Store)
16th March – HMV Glasgow – 5:30pm (In-Store)
22nd March – Liverpool Olympia
23rd March – Manchester Academy
24th March – London O2 Forum Kentish Town
26th March – Nottingham Rock City
27th March – Birmingham O2 Institute
29th March – Bristol O2 Academy
30th March – Newcastle O2 Academy
31st March – Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
30th June – Grassington Festival, Grassington
1st July – Texfest, Market Harborough
10th August – ‘Summer Nights’ Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow
9th September– Eklectica Festival, Isle Of Wight