The Fratellis performing their In Your Own Sweet Time Tour at Rock City Nottingham on Monday 26th March 2018.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Glaswegian indie rock trio The Fratellis were at Rock City last night to celebrate the release of their fifth studio album, In Your Own Sweet Time, which is currently sitting nicely at number four in the UK’s official album chart.

The capacity crowd went wild at the familiar sound of Jacques Offenbach’s Infernal Galop (better known as the Can Can song) and the roof was blown off when The Fratellis entered the stage. Opening with their 2015 single Baby Don’t You Lie To Me! they instantly filled the room with the intangible energy that they are renowned for.

With limited interaction from the crowd, front man Jon Fratelli posed an enigmatic figure. With his face shielded by his customary hat he delivered a smorgasbord of both old and new tracks. Henrietta instantly triggered memories of nostalgia whilst Creepin’ Up The Backstairs and Ole Black ‘n’ Blue Eyes were given an appreciated outing. There were the infectious fans favourites For The Girl followed by new songs I’ve Been Blind, Starcrossed Losers, Laughing Gas and Stand Up Tragedy which had the crowd belting out the choruses.

Slowing things right down for Imposters (Little By Little) it allowed the crowd to take a breather before the run in to the end of the set with We Need Medicine, A Heady Tale, and set closer Baby Fratelli.

The encore saw the song that the crowd had been waiting for, and as the first chords of Chelsea Dagger rang out, the venue was transformed into a throb of jumping bodies, arms thrust in the air and everyone singing at the top of their voices.

With the closing cover of Dion’s Runaround Sue, The Fratellis had delivered a solid performance, proving that they are still as relevant today and are so much more than a football song.