The Charlatans pay tribute to Scott Hutchison with ‘Head Rolls Off’ cover with Frightened Rabbit members

Grant Hutchison and Billy Kennedy joined Burgess on stage

The Charlatans covered Frightened Rabbit last night (August 3) with Grant Hutchison and Billy Kennedy from the band to pay tribute to Scott Hutchison.

While performing at Belladrum Tartan Heart festival at Beauly, Scotland, The Charlatans invited Grant and Billy on-stage. “I’m going to try and do the best we can”, Burgess said before announcing the name of the track, paying tribute to Scott who died last May after taking his own life following a battle with depression.

Prior to the performance, Tim Burgess tweeted out the music video for ‘Head Rolls Off’, writing: “Today’s breakfast banger. Thinking of Frightened Rabbit today”. Following the performance he tweeted out the set-list which included the Frightened Rabbits cover.


Watch The Charlatans and members of Frightened Rabbit cover ‘Head Rolls Off’ below.

Scott’s brother and bandmate Grant Hutchison gave his first interview since his passing to deliver a powerful and emotional message about mental health.

“One of the main things about this is to realise and understand that this is not just Scott,” said Grant. “Anyone can go through things like this. Yes, there are certain triggers and certain people who may be more susceptible to it but there are no rules. Mental illness isn’t something that anyone’s immune to”.

Meanwhile, James Graham and Andy MacFarlane of The Twilight Sad recently spoke to NME about ‘carrying on the legacy’ of their late friend, Scott Hutchison. They remember fondly: “We were looking through some old photos and stuff and thinking ‘fuck, we were really lucky to have him’. That’s 12 years of our lives that we wouldn’t change for anything”.



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