Vic highlights Frightened Rabbit as the pick of the Scottish gigs around the world this week. The Rabbit are in North America right now and they will return in September with labelmates The Twilight Sad and We Were Promised Jetpacks. The Jetpacks are live in session with Vic on Monday night on BBC Radio Scotland.
To my ears, they’re aren’t very many people who can write about matters of the heart, whether it be falling in or out of love, without resorting to cliche and ham-fisted sentimenal tosh. Scott Hutchison from Selkirk indie-folk-rockers Frightened Rabbit is however an exception to this. With 2 LP’s behind them – ‘The Greys’ and ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ – the Rabbit are one of those bands whose music actually touches people.
Their following has grown massively in Scotland over the last year or two, and they seem to be receiving even more critical and audience acclaim in the USA as well. It just shows you that simple, straight-forward, honest yet poetic songs played on guitars can still sound like the freshest and most vital music on the planet. See them live, and watch a band literally bleed, sweat and cry for their audience!
Also on tour this week: Glasvegas, Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand, Average White Band, Dananananaykroyd, Paolo Nutini, Nazareth, Rod Stewart, Snow Patrol, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Trash Can Sinatras, and Simple Minds. See all dates below.
Here is one of my interviews with Frightened Rabbit at SXSW last year.
Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:
Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland
This week: We Were Promised Jetpacks join Vic in Session.
Wednesday Night Midnight-2am, BBC Radio 1 in Scotland
This week: Boycotts join Vic in Session.
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Scottish Bands on Tour this week
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