A Scottish alternative rock band formed in 2005. Composed of Jon Fratelli, Barry Fratelli, and Mince Fratelli, the band members took their assumed names from the villains of the 80s movie ''Film/TheGoonies''. They've released four albums: the best-known is their first, 2006's ''Costello Music'', which they followed up with 2008's ''Here We Stand'' and, following a hiatus, 2013's ''We Need Medicine'' and 2015's ''Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied.'' Their fifth album, ''In Your Own Sweet Time'', is set to release on March 9, 2018.

Notably, almost all of the band's songs are about girls.


* AlbumTitleDrop: In Henrietta;
-->These are crazy times down at Costello Music.
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Mince Fratelli, at least in his appearance.
* AudienceParticipationSong: The start of Chelsea Dagger is ideal for crowds to sing, not just at Fratellis concerts but at quite a lot of football matches, etc.
** Particularly notable as the goal song for the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Chicago Blackhawks]] to the point where when combined with a loud horn it is many Chicagoans' MostWonderfulSound
*** and HellIsThatNoise for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3cV688Fi-g some others]].
* BreakupSong: Slow, from Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied.
* {{Burlesque}}: in the Chelsea Dagger video.
* CoolHat: Jon Fratelli has one.
* CountryMatters: Used in a few songs.
* DirtyOldWoman / MrsRobinson: Shown in a positive light in "Mistress Mabel", less so in "Shameless".
** Even earlier used in "Got Ma Nuts From a Hippie", in an oddly ambivalent light. She may have "made [him] a real man" but it's not clear how he felt about it.
* [[ExcitedShowTitle Excited Song Title]]: "Look Out Sunshine!" and "Baby Don't You Lie To Me!". Subverted with ''We Need Medicine'', which has an exclamation point on the cover art (which is an homage to the works of Pop artist Creator/RoyLichtenstein), but not in any other official materials. They've also got a Confused Song Title, in "The Gutterati?".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At one point in Henrietta, the word "[[CountryMatters cunt]]" is used, but it's sung so quickly that most people don't catch it.
** There's also "[[CountryMatters Cunt]]ry Boys and City Girls", from Costello Music.
* MetalScream: "Chelsea Dagger" has one right in the beginning.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: "Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night."
* OdeToIntoxication: [[SomethingBlues "Whiskey Blues"]]
* OneWomanSong: Henrietta, Chelsea Dagger, Nina, Stacie Ann, Rosanna, Mistress Mabel, Jeannie Nitro, and Lupe Brown.
* RockTrio: The band's setup (live there's also a keyboardist).
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: "Got Ma Nuts From A Hippy"
* StageNames: John Lawler, Barry Wallace, and Gordon McRory are Jon, Barry and Mince Fratelli.
* TheStoner: "Vince The Lovable Stoner", ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* TookALevelInBadass: In "Look Out Sunshine!", the singer seems to have done this and come back to either a {{CorruptCorporateExecutive}} from the music industry or a former band member to give them a piece of their mind before they leave town.
* YourCheatingHeart: "Shameless"