Manchester Orchestra pay tribute to Scott Hutchison with Frightened Rabbit cover

"We thought the best way to honour him was the only way we know how"

Atlanta band and close-friends of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, Manchester Orchestra have paid tribute to the passing of the singer-songwriter with a cover of ‘My Backwards Walk’.

Read more: Remembering Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison – a friend through dark times

The two bands have collaborate previously on the Manchester Orchestra track ‘Architect’ which was recorded and released for Record Store Day 2013. The band posted the cover of ‘My Backwards Walk’ on Twitter, writing: “A week ago we lost a dear friend, we thought the best way to honour him was the only way we know how, to play one of his many incredible songs. much love, MO”


Watch Manchester Orchestra cover the Midnight Organ Fight track below.

Hutchison was found dead on Thursday evening, with his family confirming the news on Friday, May 11.

The 36-year-old Frightened Rabbit frontman was initially reported missing in the early hours of the Thursday morning (May 10.)

CCTV footage showed Hutchison leaving Edinburgh’s Dakota Hotel at 1AM.

Posting on Twitter shortly before his disappearance, he wrote: “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones”. His final tweet read: “I’m away now. Thanks.”


The music world – including NME’s Andrew Trendell – have paid tribute to the singer since the news was confirmed. NME have also rounded up some of Hutchison’s best performances.

Tributes have also come in from The National’s Aaron Dessner, Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble, Twin Atlantic, Snow Patrol, Death Cab For Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard and Glasvegas.

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