The Fratellis are done and dusted, according to NME.com. This saddens me a little, but, you know, these things happen. I was an avid Fratellis fan, but they peaked with their first album, and after the youthful energetic brilliance of Costello Music, their sophomore effort, Here We Stand was something of a disappointment.
There aren’t too many of the original Britpop bands still floating around, but Welsh rockers Stereophonics are still going strong. Selling out the Palace, last Thursday they played to a crowd who appeared to be about 3/4 British [English/Welsh/Scottish] and maybe 1/4 Australian, judging by the roar following charismatic [and tiny] singer Kelly Jones’