Exclusive: Frightened Rabbit quit FatCat to sign to Atlantic Records

FRIGHTENED RABBIT have signed to major label Atlantic Records, ending the band’s three-year association with FatCat, who released their first three albums – Sing The Greys, The Midnight Organ Fight and The Winter Of Mixed Drinks.

The Scots will now be label mates with the likes of Paolo Nutini, Metallica, Missy Elliott, Bloc Party, Plan B, Death Cab For Cutie and James Blunt.

Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison wrote on his Facebook page on November 10: “Just signed on the dotted line. No… wait. It’s actually a solid line. And there’s not even a line on this one, just 3 brackets. Either way, it’s fizzy wine night…”

In an interview with The Pop Cop before The Winter Of Mixed Drinks was released, Scott spoke about why he was glad their third record was coming out on an independent label.

He said: “If you sign to a major then the album wouldn’t have sounded like it did, it might not have come out at the same time, we might not have been free to put the content on as we wished, things might have been shifted around. So I wouldn’t complain about it for a second the way that it’s panned out. It feels earned. Everything we have achieved has been earned.”

Frightened Rabbit – Soon Go

2 Responses to “Exclusive: Frightened Rabbit quit FatCat to sign to Atlantic Records”

  1. Scott Says:

    November 17th, 2010 at 00:51

    congrats to them!

  2. P Says:

    November 17th, 2010 at 17:43

    I reckon this is probably a good thing for both Frightened Rabbit and Fat Cat. FR will go on to make bigger and bigger records, which on a major label will be extensively promoted and they’ll attain a larger touring budget. Fat Cat will not now risk failing the band in being too small to meet the task of pushing them forwards, but will enjoy sales of their old records as Frabbit get huge.

    Everyone’s a winner. Baby.

    Good luck to FR.

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