Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit

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    Frightened Rabbit

    Frightened Rabbit are a four-piece band from Selkirk, Scotland, now based in Glasgow. Essentially the work of songwriter/frontman Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit play intense, emotional guitar-rock, categorized by Hutchison's raw vocals, and predilection for writing songs about heartbreak.

    'If people were to perceive me through only listening to my songs, they'd think I must be fairly miserable, and that I'm one of those fellows who things just aren't workin' out for,' says Hutchison.

    Frightened Rabbit began as Scott Hutchison's side-project in 2003. Rather than performing under his own name, Hutchison took on a band's name, and took his chosen handle from childhood memories.

    'You know those times when you were a kid, and you were forced to socialise with your parents' friends' children, and they're not necessarily your friends?' asks Hutchison, rhetorically. 'I hated those social situations, so I'd more often than not go off and sit in the corner. And my mum would say I had this ?frightened rabbit look', that I was just totally weary and anxious to be around other children. Socially maladjusted, even then.'

    Frightened Rabbit recently premiered three new songs, including their new single ?Swim Until You Can See Land', at the Edinburgh Festival in August to rave reviews:

    'Judging by the ovation that greeted Frightened Rabbit as they ambled on stage, this Glasgow based band have truly arrived.' - The Herald

    'Life-affirming, the crowd's reaction almost frightening. Seldom do bands inspire such a fanatical and justified response to their music. Unquestionably, Frightened Rabbit tonight is the best show of The Edge Festival so far.' The Fly

    Frightened Rabbit: Scott Hutchison (vocals, guitar), Billy Kennedy (guitar, keys), Grant Hutchison (Drums, vocals), Andy Monaghan (bass, keyboard, guitar)

    BBC Alba interview with Frightened Rabbit, discussing their conception, live shows and more:

    Official music video for Frightened Rabbit's "Snake":

    DateArtist(s)Venue and Box Office informationTickets
    Fri 27th Nov 2009Frightened Rabbit
    with The Moth and The Mirror
    B.A. Club, Fort William
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    Sat 28th Nov 2009Frightened Rabbit
    with Phantom Band & Errors
    Tolbooth, Stirling
    www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth
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    Sun 29th Nov 2009Frightened Rabbit
    with Phantom Band
    Ironworks, Inverness
    www.ironworksvenue.com
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    Tue 1st Dec 2009Frightened Rabbit
    with As Tall As Lions
    Moshulu, Aberdeen
    www.moshulu.info
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    Wed 2nd Dec 2009Frightened Rabbit
    with Phantom Band
    Fat Sams, Dundee
    www.fatsams.co.uk
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    Tue 22nd Dec 2009Frightened Rabbit
    with The Moth and The Mirror
    ABC, Glasgow
    www.abcglasgow.com
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