Noughties indie rock band unrecognisable 17 years after huge hit and band split where they 'couldn't be in same room' | The Sun

NOUGHTIES indie rock band The Fratellis look unrecognisable 17 years after finding fame.

The group is made up of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Fratelli (born John Lawler), bass guitarist Barry Fratelli (born Barry Wallace), and drummer and backing vocalist Mince Fratelli (born Gordon McRory).

The unrelated members said they "couldn’t bear to be in the same room" following their split in 2009.

They enjoyed massive success with their 2006 hit Chelsea Dagger, followed by Whistle for the Choir in the same year.

It won them the Best British Breakthrough Act at the 2007 BRIT Awards and, not before long, their subsequent single Flathead featured in the iPod commercial.

But it all came to a bitter end three years later when relationships within the band turned sour whilst touring.

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Jon told Riff Magazine at the time, "It just caused a lot of tension. We, or at least I, didn’t deal with that tension very well. I felt like the only thing to do was run away in the opposite direction.”

By 2013, the Scotsmen decided to bury the hatchet and have since released four albums.

Jon recently said he wants to make music that doesn’t cost the planet, with the band vowing to go green.

He told The Sun, “You have two options – one is to simply say that you’re just not going to tour any more because it’s impossible not to produce carbon emissions on the road.

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“When we’re playing in the UK you need a bus, a truck and a trailer, then when you’re abroad you also need to add 12 to 15 flights for the crew to that list too. It all adds up.

“So instead we’re going to tour and our carbon emissions will be audited. By the end of the tour there will be a figure.

“And then basically farmers around the world will plant hemp in quantities that not only undoes the damage caused by our emissions but takes it beyond that.”

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