Frightened Rabbit with the RSNO

When: Tuesday 17 October
Cost: £25
Where: Paisley Abbey

Paisley Abbey
Doors open 7pm

Tickets on sale from 9am on Wednesday 21 June

Beginning with their 2006 debut album Sing The Greys, Frightened Rabbit have become one of the UK’s most beloved musical exports. Performing in the stunning surrounding of Paisley Abbey in a unique collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by John Logan, this show will be a festival highlight.

Though originally self-released, Sing The Greys earned the band a deal with indie label Fat Cat Records, who re-released the album and the two that followed: 2008’s Midnight Organ Fight and 2010’s The Winter of Mixed Drinks.

2013’s Pedestrian Verse marked their Canvasback / Atlantic Records debut, as well as their most critically and commercially successful album to date. In the UK, that LP was dubbed “a triumph” by The Quietus, while The Guardian described it as “a collection of stirring, instant anthems.” Equal praise came from wide swath of U.S. outlets, including Rolling Stone, Time magazine, and Pitchfork, who praised Hutchison’s “lucid assessments of social and emotional turmoil.” The album also helped Frightened Rabbit achieve new commercial milestones, bringing a Top 10 debut in the UK.

Scott Hutchison’s emotionally honest and incisively-worded lyrics have been among the project’s most beloved qualities. Over the course of five albums, including their new Painting of a Panic Attack, Frightened Rabbit’s frontman has made poetry of his misery, and still somehow managed to make it sound anthemic -- like a triumphant rallying cry rather than a downer. In all of those respects, Painting of a Panic Attack - produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner - is the band’s most accomplished collection yet. “Great songwriters touch a nerve, and I think Scott really touches a nerve with these songs,” says Dessner. “To me, lyrically, this album is a step above anything he’s written before.”


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