Published on May 16th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
The Fratellis’ Jon Fratelli On The New “Half Drunk Under A Full Moon” Album, P.P. Arnold & More
A Glasgow, Scotland-based trio formed in 2005, The Fratellis found worldwide success with 2006’s Costello Music. The group’s debut full-length yielded internationally-charting singles via “Chelsea Dagger,” “Flathead,” “Henrietta,” “Baby Fratelli” and “Whistle For The Choir.” The hits would keep coming for The Fratellis and all the followup albums to Costello Music have also charted internationally.
The Fratellis — consisting of frontman and multi-instrumentalist Jon Fratelli, bassist Barry (Baz) Fratelli and drummer Mince Fratelli — have been keeping busy during the COVID-19 pandemic in preparation of the forthcoming studio album Half Drunk Under A Full Moon. The trio also recently collaborated remotely with legendary soul singer P.P. Arnold on a very special new version of a track from Half Drunk Under A Full Moon. That song is called “Strangers In The Street,” and The Fratellis will be donating 100 percent of their income from this track to the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project and other charities supporting those on the frontline. The album itself was recorded in Los Angeles with producer and long-time collaborator Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, Supergrass, OK Go).
I had the pleasure of speaking with Jon Fratelli via Zoom on May 15, 2020 about Half Drunk Under A Full Moon, recording “Strangers In The Street” with P.P. Arnold, the recent Goonies cast reunion, favorite Scottish bands, what he’s been doing while quarantined and plenty more. The full interview is embedded below, while more on The Fratellis can be found online at www.thefratellis.com.