Jon Fratelli is set to release his debut solo single 'Baby We're Refugees' on August 1st 2011, from his new album 'Psycho Jukebox', on the Island label, due for release on July 25th. For this album, Jon worked with producer Tony Hoffer in Los Angeles, who has previously worked with Jon before, producing his former band's debut album.
Jon Fratelli (real name John Lawler) is probably best known for being one third of the Glaswegian band The Fratellis who formed in 2005 and released their first album, Costello Music, in October 2006 and despite featuring hit singles including: Henrietta and Chelsea Dagger, it received mixed reviews. The album was followed up in 2008 by a second album 'Here We Stand'.
Shortly afterwards, The Fratellis went on hiatus and Jon went on to form Codeine Velvet Club with Scottish musician, Lou Hickey. Their only album, which was self-titled, was released in December 2009. Codeine Velvet Club split up last year, with Jon leaving to focus on his solo career.
He has also announced that he will be playing three UK festivals with his band, which includes Mince Fratelli on drums and acoustic guitar.
The dates are as follows:
July 2nd London Godiva Festival
July 8,9,10th T In The Park, Balado
July 30th Prestonpans Music Festival, East Lothian