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Single Review: Frightened Rabbit – Living In Color

By on Wednesday, 28th April 2010 at 12:00 pm

Believe the hype, Scottish band Frightened Rabbit is starting to get huge – musically speaking of course. With the emerging mainstream success they’ve received from the their latest LP, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, long-time fans and indie snobs will soon begin to write them off as sell outs. What a load of BS!

There’s something genuinely unique about this band, and no, I’m not referring to the heavy accents, ether. Rather it’s the raw honesty, folk driven rhythms backed by the truest from of pop sensibility. Perhaps the finest display of this is heard in the band’s forthcoming single, “Living In Colour.”

Singer Scott Hutchison seems to have crawled out of that dark cave of depression, leaving the bottle of booze behind, and subsequently sees an outside world that wasn’t as black and white as he may have suspected in the band’s previous tracks.

Certainly one of the most upbeat and poppy songs off the album, the band’s next single holds hints of an Idlewild-esque chorus, and dare I say it, a U2-like groove. So go ahead all you pompous music “pundits” and shove Frightened Rabbit off as a Scottish letdown, the rest of us will be enjoying life “Living In Colour.” Erm, couldn’t resist that one!



Video of the Moment #162: Frightened Rabbit

By on Tuesday, 20th October 2009 at 6:00 pm


Frightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See Land

Frightened Rabbit return with a brand new single ‘Swim Until You Can’t See Land’ released on 16th November, a primer for the band’s forthcoming and as yet untitled abum. Scott expands, “‘Swim Until You Can’t See Land’ was the title I had in my mind before I even started writing the album; I was becoming more and more interested in the idea of a rejection of the habits and behaviour most people see as normal, and in turn embracing a certain madness. It’s about losing your mind in order to reset the mind and the body. Forget what’s gone before and wash it out. This is not necessarily a geographical journey, as the ‘swim’ can involve any activity in which you can lose yourself. It’s a good introduction to the record as the theme unravels therein.”


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