Poster-boys of Scottish misery, Frightened Rabbit are renowned for their clever, dark and beautiful lyrics, as well as the roaring, swaying music that surrounds them. Having released an album a year, for the past four years (if you include the acoustic version of 'The Midnight Organ Fight'), you might think they'd want to take it easy for a bit, but this seems not to be the case.
Fresh from touring in support of Death Cab For Cutie, they're giving
away a three-track EP, for free, and it's also available on limited
edition 10" vinyl. If you're unsure whether this is one for you
(unlikely as that is), track 2 'Fuck This Place', a heartbreaking duet
with Tracyanne of Camera Obscura, has long been one of my favourite
songs. Plus, if you read this
article on DrownedInSound, you'll learn how it was inspired by a dream,
which just seems to add that little bit more to its addictive sound
(also follow that link to get your free download!)
If that's not enough Frightened Rabbit for you, have a search around,
and give some of their live sessions (particularly the Bandstand
Busking ones) a listen, the quality of their music is only more evident
when stripped back.