The Fratellis Radio 2 playlisted hit single ‘Need a Little Love’ gets a remix from Mercury Prize-winning electronic act, Rudimental, available today via Cooking Vinyl. The original version of the track appears on the multi-platinum Glasgow band’s recently released acclaimed new album ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’, a Radio 2 Album Of The Week.
“Experiment. That’s one of the defining factors that I’ve learnt, is that you can get something from the most unlikely places,” comments Amir Amor of Rudimental. Adds bandmate Kesi Dyden, “When we heard the original of The Fratellis track we’re remixing, we was like, wow. It’s a great song, but it’s so different from what we make and our sound. It’s quite exciting for us to step out of our comfort zone.”
“We had a lot of fun collaborating with Rudimental on this remix. It’s not something we’ve really ever done before so we are pleased with how well it turned out,” adds The Fratellis singer and songwriter Jon Fratelli.
The Fratellis have performed ‘Need A Little Love’ on The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Kelly Clarkson Show, and also on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio, where they also performed a live version of Baccara’s 70s classic ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ which has become a viral hit reaching 200k views on YouTube. The band will release a studio version of the song to coincide with Scotland’s appearance in the delayed Euro 2020 football tournament.
Watch the Xs Noize interview with Jon Fratelli about ‘Half Drunk Under A Full Moon’
Having been unable to perform live for well over a year, The Fratellis are making up for lost time with two UK tours in the pipeline. In September, they will take in smaller regional venues, with all profits from the tour going to independent record stores and The Fratellis’ road crew. The band will follow this with a major UK tour in Spring 2022, including two hometown shows at Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom and a London gig at O2 Forum Kentish Town.
THE FRATELLIS LIVE:
Friday 3 Edinburgh, La Belle Angele
Friday 10 Southampton, 1865
Saturday 11 Kingston, Pryzm
Sunday 12 Sheffield, O2 Academy
Friday 17 Bath, Komedia
Saturday 18 Cambridge, Junction
Thursday 23 Dundee, Beat Generator
Friday 24 Rutherglen, Town Hall
March 18 Manchester, Academy
March 19 Oxford, O2 Academy Oxford
March 20 Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol
March 22 Cardiff, Tramshed
March 24 Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
March 25 Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
March 27 Hull, Hull University
March 29 Newcastle, City Hall
March 30 Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds
March 31 Liverpool, O2 Academy Liverpool
April 2 Norwich, UEA
April 4 Nottingham, Rock City
April 5 London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
April 6 Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham