Frightened Rabbit are a Scottish
band from consisting of Scott Hutchison (vocals, guitar), Grant Hutchison
(drums, vocals), Billy Kennedy (guitar, keyboards, bass) and Andy Monaghan
(keyboards, guitar, bass). The band has so far released two studio albums, with
The Midnight Organ Fight, receiving widespread critical acclaim.
In 2003 singer/guitarist Scott Hutchison used the name Frightened Rabbit as a
stage moniker for his solo shows. The project became a full-fledged band with
the addition of his brother Grant Hutchison (drums) in 2004, and Billy Kennedy
(guitar) in 2006.
The band released their debut album
Sing the Greys in May 2006 on local label, Hits The Fan. The band were
offered a deal from
Fiction Records but ultimately decided not to sign with the label. In
The Self-Starter Foundation brought the band to the
east coast for a short tour. The band returned to the United States in March
Fat Cat Records released a remixed/remastered version of the album in the
USA in Oct 2007 distributed by
Caroline Distribution. The band then embarked on a full American tour. The
album was released in the UK in Nov 2007.
Earlier in 2007, the band had recorded a new album,
The Midnight Organ Fight at producer Peter Katis's Tarquin Studios in
Connecticut.. This album was released April 15, 2008.
After recording The Midnight Organ Fight, the current quartet line-up was
completed with the addition of guitarist/keyboardist Andy Monaghan of Piano Bar
Fight (who have previously played as support to Frightened Rabbit). In an
interview, Scott mentions that he: "met him on New Year’s Eve, in
Glasgow,, in a bar. I was really hammered and I was like ‘why don’t you come
and play some shows with us man?’ and he was like ‘Yeah!’ The next day I got a
text like ‘Do you remember… did you say something about this or is it my
The band supported
Death Cab for Cutie during their November UK & Irish tour, and released a
Quietly Now!/a> in October.
The band are planning to record a new album next year, after finishing
LOST AT SEA - "Whether or not you choose to accept it, the FACT
is that Scotland's own Hutchinson brothers have created a sweet and powerful
collection of tunes with The Midnight Organ Fight."