Frightened Rabbit

Formed 2003.
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Frightened Rabbit - Reading Festival highlights

Highlights of Frightened Rabbit's set on the Radio 1/ NME stage at Reading Festival 2013

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Biography

Frightened Rabbit is a Scottish indie rock band from Selkirk, formed in 2003. The lineup currently consists of Scott Hutchison (vocals, guitar), Grant Hutchison (drums), Billy Kennedy (guitar, bass) and Andy Monaghan (guitar, keyboards). Since 2004 the band has been based in Glasgow.

Initially a solo project for vocalist and guitarist Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit's first studio album, Sing the Greys, was recorded as a duo by Hutchison and his brother Grant, and released on independent label, Hits the Fan, in 2006. The band subsequently signed to Fat Cat Records, in 2007, and became a three-piece with the addition of guitarist Billy Kennedy for its second studio album, The Midnight Organ Fight (2008). The album was released to widespread critical acclaim[citation needed] and extensive touring, with guitarist and keyboardist Andy Monaghan joining the band to flesh-out its live performances.

The band's third studio album, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, was released in 2010, with former Make Model guitarist Gordon Skene joining the band for its accompanying performances. Frightened Rabbit signed to Atlantic Records later that year, and issued two EPs, A Frightened Rabbit EP (2011) and State Hospital (2012), before the release of its fourth studio album, Pedestrian Verse in 2013. A critical and commercial success in the UK, the album peaked at number nine on the UK Albums Chart.[citation needed]

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Pedestrian Verse

    Pedestrian Verse 2013

    Reviewed by Jude Clarke
    Tales that hone in on the personal to enthralling and humanising effect.
  2. Review of The Winter of Mixed Drinks

    The Winter of Mixed Drinks 2010

    Reviewed by Laura Barton
    The band’s scruffy-hearted charm still lies just below the surface.