Frightened Rabbit on tour to promote new album

31 Jan

Scott Hutchinson from Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit is one of the best bands you’ve probably never heard of.

Unfortunately I haven’t talked about them nearly enough on this site.  I’m sorry.

A Scottish band seemingly always in the process of forming their core, Frightened Rabbit found breakthrough (critical) success with their sophomore effort, The Midnight Organ Fight. It was a fantastic and raw album that really has to be praised for its simplicity and delivery. Not Lo-Fi as much as stripped down, the album is blunt in meaning and hits you with meandering raw reflections on life from Scott Hutchinson (the band’s main driving force). Coupled with his delivery, the album fuses perfectly and what could have been a mediocre album of love and loss becomes a fantastic album of personal introspection.

Frightened Rabbit – “The Modern Leper”

Now, with a year of touring in support of the album, Frightened Rabbit is back with a new album due out in March, The Winter of Mixed Drinks. Apparently this is the album he didn’t get to make last time. Here’s what he had to say about it to PopCop:

It’s about an escape and maybe even a slight breakdown. I have to say, it’s semi-fictional. There’s a protagonist who is possibly male but it doesn’t really describe my life because if I did that it wouldn’t make for an interesting album this time around as I’ve been quite solid and content, thankfully. There are certainly joyous moments but they are always tinged with a certain self-deprecation, while the rest of it is just a journey out into the hinterland of the mind. It covers the same ground as the last album without being so obsessed about one particular thing. There are definitely dark moments in it as well. There are only two songs that actually express out-and-out happiness.

Here’s the first single off the new album: “Swim until you can’t see land”

Source (PopCop)

Here’s the tour schedule..go watch them!

01-29 Melbourne, Australia – Laneway Festival
01-31 Sydney, Australia – Laneway Festival
02-02 Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre
02-03 Sydney, Australia – The Filth at Beach Road Hotel
02-04 Melbourne, Australia – The Palais
03-04 York, England – Duchess of York
03-05 Manchester, England – Club Academy
03-06 Aldershot, England – West End Centre
03-08 Bristol, England – Thekla
03-09 Oxford, England – Academy 2
03-10 London, England – Koko
03-12 Birmingham, England – Academy 2
03-13 Sheffield, England – Leadmill 2
03-14 Norwich, England – Arts Centre
03-17 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-18 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-19 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-20 Austin, TX – SXSW
04-17 Indio, CA – Coachella*
04-19 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
04-21 Houston, TX – Walter’s
04-22 Dallas, TX – Loft at Palladium Ballroom
04-23 Little Rock, AR – Revolution
04-24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04-25 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
04-27 Washington, DC – Black Cat
04-28 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04-29 Boston, MA – Paradise
04-30 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
05-03 Montreal, Quebec – Petit Campus
05-04 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
05-06 Newport, KY – Southgate House
05-07 St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House
05-08 Chicago, IL – Metro
05-09 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
05-10 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
05-12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
05-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
05-15 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
05-16 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room
05-17 Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan
05-19 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
05-22 San Diego, CA – Casbah

*Yours truly will be in attendance at this concert…who wants to grab a pint?

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