Ahead of the release of forthcoming album Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied, The Fratellis have unveiled the video for their new single “Baby Don’t You Lie To Me!”. The video, directed by Libby Burke Wilde (Royal Blood, The Charlatans), highlights the band’s flawless live set up while channelling the energy exuded in the foot stomping anthem.
The fully charged nature of “Baby Don’t You Lie To Me!” is reminiscent of the lively soul that paraded through their 2006 debut album smash Costello Music. But there’s a glorious new level to it – the sound of freedom – a force that runs throughout the album. After three albums (two top five’s), a Brit Award, four sold-out nights at Brixton Academy and countless sell-out shows, exuding Zen-like calm, Jon Fratelli has embraced a newly found freedom, and boy does it show.
Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied will be the band’s fourth album, released on August 21st via Cooking Vinyl. Following the release of 2013’s We Need Medicine, the Glaswegian trio, completed byBarry Fratelli (bass) and Mince Fratelli (drums), spent a year touring the world. At the tail end of 2014, they decamped to LA to work on album number four with Tony Hoffer (M83, Depeche Mode and Belle & Sebastian), who also produced their first album. With Hoffer at the helm, the band could revel in playing for the fun of it again, a feeling that radiates through “Baby Don’t You Lie To Me!”
The band have a busy few months ahead of them with shows in the U.S, Canada, Japan and Europe, sell out intimate, special album release shows, as well as a UK November tour.
Sept 16 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
Sept 18 – Webster Hall, New York, NY
Sept 19 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Sept 21 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Sept 22 – TLA, Philadelphia, PA
Sept 24 – Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sept 25 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 27 – Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
Sept 28 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Sept 30 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
Oct 1 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
Oct 3 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Oct 4 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Oct 6 – House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Oct 8 – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA