Gig Review: The Fratellis at the O2 Academy Bournemouth

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The Scottish indie rock band The Fratellis headed to the O2 Academy Bournemouth to put on an amazing performance in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their debut album Costello Music. Joshua Latham reviews…

The talented Glaswegian trio performed many of their iconic hits from their successful album. To name a few ’Whistle for The Choir’, ‘Creeping up the back stairs’ and their most popular track ‘Chelsea Dagger,’ which undoubtedly got all the crowd going and really made the show come alive.

The only thing the performance lacked was interaction with the crowd; especially as their music has become an anthem to many young lads, and the start of many chants

Musically the band was flawless with front man Jon Fratelli effortlessly ripping through guitar solos. The timing and tuning of the whole band was also brilliant, although you’d expect nothing less from a band which has been performing these songs for the past ten years. The only thing the performance lacked was interaction with the crowd; especially as their music has become an anthem to many young lads, and the start of many chants. Despite a simple thank you at the end of their performance, the Fratellis had no involvement with the audience. This was surprising since the gig was a celebration of the band’s achievements and their relationship with fans.

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Credits to Joshua Latham

In spite of this, the performance was fantastic and filled with noughties bangers, but it was ‘Chelsea Dagger’ which got the fans rowdiest with mosh pits going off in the crowd. It felt like most of the audience had paid to see that track alone! Furthermore, this is a band that I never thought I’d go see but I can say for sure that I’d love to see them again and would highly recommend to anyone seeing them live.

Check out the band’s most famous track below…