Glasgow based indie rockers The Fratellis have confirmed that they have split up after five years together.
The Fratellis were an almost instant success. The band’s gigs in Glasgow were rammed from the off, attracting interest from major labels.
Releasing their debut album ‘Costello Music’ in 2006, The Fratellis enjoyed huge success. Reaching number two on the charts, the album spawned the festival favourite ‘Chelsea Dagger’ with its catchy chorus.
However success seemed to spoil the group, with The Fratellis visibly tiring of their early material when onstage. After a second album together the band took a break, with singer Jon Lawler forming Codeine Velvet Club.
Recently meeting back up for a talk on their future, The Fratellis have decided to split up. The band posted a statement on their official website, explaining the move to fans.
“Mince, Baz and I are working on music but not with each other” claimed Jon Lawler. “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.”
Meanwhile in a separate post Barry Wallace explained: “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. 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.”