The Fratellis drops sixth studio album 'Half Drunk Under A Full Moon'
6 April 2021
Platinum recording rock trio THE FRATELLIS releases their highly anticipated sixth studio album today titled HALF DRUNK UNDER A FULL MOONvia Cooking Vinyl Records. Available on all DSPs now, HALF DRUNK UNDER A FULL MOONis full of melodic surprises, from its flamboyant title track and lush songs steeped in brass and strings, to twists on the stomping sing-alongs with which the trio first found fame. The band will perform “Need A Little Love” on “Late Late Show with James Corden” on April 5, and on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” on April 6.
The Fratellis Create the Most Colorful Record of Their Career with ‘Half Drunk Under a Full Moon’” – American Songwriter
“The sixth album from the Scottish trio is a melodic rush of soulful pop.” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Half Drunk Under a Full Moon creates a dreamlike feel for listeners, retaining catchy, folky aspects while gracing listeners with swaying melodies and playful drumming.” – RIFF Magazine
Recorded in Los Angeles, California, with producer and long-time collaborator Tony Hoffer (Beck, Fitz and the Tantrums, Elle King), The Fratellis geared up for the release of HALF DRUNK UNDER A FULL MOON in 2020 -- the follow-up to their 2018 Top 5 album IN YOUR OWN SWEET TIME -- when the pandemic put a pause on their plans. “Six Days in June,” hit the airwaves revealing the trio’s new direction, just weeks before the world shut down. “We had a whole year’s worth of work that didn’t happen, but we knew it would come back around,” says Jon Fratelli, the band’s singer and songwriter. “As a band who have a loyal audience we know we’re in a fortunate position.”
HALF DRUNK UNDER A FULL MOONpairs the hooks and hallmarks of The Fratellis of old with the spirit of adventure they discovered on IN YOUR OWN SWEET TIME sent into overdrive. “These are by far the most colourful songs I’ve ever written,” says Jon. “Lots of musicians claim to have that condition where you hear music in colours. I don’t, but I definitely associate certain types of melody with different colours and these ones were multi-coloured.”
The band that released their landmark debut, COSTELLO MUSIC, back in 2006, split in 2009, only to reform in 2012, and have steadily regained their live following thanks to a new generation of Fratellis fans, not just in Britain but abroad, including China, where they continued selling out shows.
“We’re taking the pop song format and bending it,” adds Jon. “Not as wildly as some, but there’s a definite bend. It’s all about finding those kinks, the spots that can still surprise you. I’ll keep making music for as long as I’m able to bend, if only for want of something more constructive to do with my days.”