Frightened Rabbit – 'Pedestrian Verse'

Frightened Rabbit – 'Pedestrian Verse'

“ I’m here/Not heroic/But I try ”. It’s with those words – on ‘Acts Of Man’, the opening track from their fourth album and major-label debut – that Selkirk quintet Frightened Rabbit confront the folly of putting your faith in rock...

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Frightened Rabbit - 'Woodpile'

Frightened Rabbit - 'Woodpile'

Any song or musician that mentions food is automatically brilliant: ex-chef rapper Action Bronson; the Oasis song ‘Digsy’s Dinner’; that bit in ‘Niggas In Paris’ when Kanye goes “ fish fillet ” – all brilliant. So although it is to...

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Frightened Rabbit - 'State Hospital'

Frightened Rabbit - 'State Hospital'

Following 2010’s lacklustre third album ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ and 2011’s slightly better ‘A Frightened Rabbit’ EP, the ‘State Hospital’ EP is, thankfully, a return to the sort of form that once had singer Scott Hutchison...

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Live Review: Rockness

Live Review: Rockness

There’s a surprising amount of belly laughs to be had at a music festival in the Highlands, but the biggest of the weekend comes when Australian comedian Ro Campbell describes his adopted home as “like Israel for the miserable”. And if...

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Album Review: Frightened Rabbit - 'The Winter Of Mixed Drinks' (Fat Cat)

Frightened Rabbit - 'The Winter Of Mixed...

Love is bullshit. So reckons Chuck Palahniuk , the man with the lump of coal for a heart. Once, it seemed that Scott Hutchison was the Fight Club author’s most fervent follower, but ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ paints a picture of a...

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Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit

Let’s ignore the fact some X Factor inbred is guaranteed the Christmas Number One because they tragically lost their (for argument’s sake) dog to crack addiction and pop-mediocrity is all they have left to live for. Instead, let’s applaud...

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