Frightened Rabbit were started up in 2003 by Selkirk's Scott Hutchison. The band are now touring in the US, promoting their third album and are about to start a European tour which finishes up with two dates at Barrowlands, Glasgow (still tickets available for 6/12/10)
' A Winter of Mixed Drinks' was said to have been written over a few weeks, in the coastal town of Crail, Fife after a heavy bout of gigs in support of the band's second album, The Midnight Organ Fight. Drummer Grant Hutchison said that "the location had a big impact on the songs. There's definitely a nautical theme to a lot of the tracks and a feeling of testing yourself to the limit which the sea plays a big part in. Scott had a daily routine of walking along the beach until an idea came into his head and he would then turn round and develop it on the way home." The album was initially recorded at Castle Sound Studios in Pencaitland and you can definately hear a distinct 'Sound of Scotland' when listening to the tracks.
The fourth and fantastic single from the album ' The Lonliness and the Scream' will be released on 22nd November.
Good luck with the remainder of the tour, Catch you at the Barras!