FRIGHTENED RABBIT are easily the best band in Glasgow right now. There are so many reasons to love them: they sound Scottish (trust us, there’s not a lot of bands in this country you could say that about), their raucous gigs have more energy than their Energizer counterpart and there’s nothing like a three-piece band making more noise than you’d imagine possible to bring a smile to one’s visage.
Their debut album Sing The Greys is an altogether different beast to the live spectacle and has barely left The Pop Cop stereo since its release last year. There’s a certain restraint that allows the melody which is at the heart of Frightened Rabbit to sparkle. It’s a lo-fi sounding record – but not in the intentionally obtuse way that some bands aim for when they come off at the wrong junction, do a U-turn on the slip road and disappear up their own arse.
Last week, the band announced their signing to the tremendous FatCat Records label, who will release a remastered version of Sing The Greys this autumn, preceded by the single Be Less Rude. In the meantime, treat yourself to their cover of N-Trance dancefloor filler Set You Free. Have it.
If that doesn’t coincide with the start of their world domination, the band’s brand new album (which they’re recording just now) should be. We’re behind you all the way, guys.
Now do yourself a favour and check them out live at the following Scottish dates:
15 Jul Indian Summer Festival, Glasgow