After a hiatus, The Fratellis released their third album We Need Medicine, in October last year. I used to love the band – they are very local to me, and was lucky enough to see them early in their career – but the album release (and subsequent tour) passed me by completely.
Yesterday saw the release of their new single “She’s Not Gone Yet But She’s Leaving” which is bit of a departure both musically and stylistically. “It’s a song we have to dance to, and we don’t dance very well, ”according to front man Jon Fratelli, “I think it’s a departure from where we were before.” It certainly is! As I listen to it I can’t help but hear an AM-era Arctic Monkeys vibe. That is no bad thing at all though!
Take a listen below; I think I’m going to seek out We Need Medicine now.