The Fratellis Split Up After Five Years Of Chart Bothering

April 22, 2010 by  

Members of The Fratellis have posted messages on their forum hinting they may have already split up and will no longer make music together. For many, including several of our writers, this is the best news we’ve heard all year.

Now you might wonder why we’re so delighted, you might think that they’re not that bad, but they are. After one of our writers wrote a scathing review of a Fratellis’ song, dubbing it ‘beige’ music, Fratellis fans have set up rogue blogs calling us ‘sell outs’, ‘scammers’ and even naming the said writer a ‘douchebag’ in a fearsome forum thread – yes a forum, how devastated he was.

You can see the offending thread here, but be warned it contains the thoughts of lots of angry Fratellis fans.

Anyway back to the story, singer Jon Fratelli wrote on thefratellis.com: “We have no plans to work together right now”

“Sometimes things just work out that way. Mince, Baz and I are working on music but not with each other.

“Your passion is appreciated more than we will ever be able to say. We’ll forever give our hearts and souls to music and to you guys who want to hear what we do.”

Bassist Baz Fratelli then wrote “From the very first day we got together The Fratellis never had a plan as such, we knew we were good, we knew we had a chance to make it.”

“Turns out we were right, everything fell into place and we’ve spent the last five or so years touring the world sharing this great music with you all.”

“At this particular point in time though we’ve found ourselves making music still but just not together. This is just the way it goes I suppose sometimes.”

Oh well…


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