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Scott Hutchison Side-Project Mastersystem Share New Video for Final Single “Old Team”

Hutchison Passed Away in May, Video Chronicles Band’s Only Tour

Nov 05, 2018

Back in May, Scott Hutchison, 36-year-old frontman for Scotland's Frightened Rabbit, was found dead of apparent suicide after he was earlier reported missing by the band. His final release in his lifetime was Dance Music, a debut album released in April by supergroup Mastersystem, which featured Hutchison alongside his brother Grant Hutchison (also Frightened Rabbit's drummer) and brothers Justin and James Lockey of Editors and Minor Victories. Now Mastersystem has shared a video for the album's "Old Team," which the band are calling their final single. The video features footage from the band's first and only tour.   More

Sep 05, 2018

Death Cab for Cutie released a new album, Thank You For Today, last month via Atlantic. Now they have stopped by Spotify to cover Frightened Rabbit's "My Backwards Walk," a song from the Scottish band's 2008 album The Midnight Organ Fight. More

Aug 30, 2018

Back in May, Scott Hutchison, 36-year-old frontman for Scotland's Frightened Rabbit, was found dead of apparent suicide after he was earlier reported missing by the band. Now the band have announced their first show without Hutchison; they will be playing the Sleep in the Park concert in Glasgow on December 8, which benefits the homeless and is being put on by the non-profit Social Bite. More

May 16, 2018

There is no timeline, no deadline, for grief, especially when death is involved. You stare into the abyss, searching for answers, for reasons, for some sort of sense to emerge from the infinite blackness, but nothing comes except tears. More

Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit Remembered by Publicists Caroline Borolla and Tim Plumley

That Time the Cast of a Famous Sitcom Came to Their Show; Plus Revisit Some of Hutchison’s Greatest Collaborations

May 13, 2018

The sudden tragic loss of Scott Hutchison has left family, friends, and the international music community heartbroken. Hutchison was a beloved figure. His music defined a specific modern Scottish sound, one both tied to the past and facing the future, characterized by startling beauty, bold honesty, and a spirit of genuine artistic interplay that is exceptionally rare in a world that can seem increasingly fractured. More

Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit: A Legacy of Hope

Remembering the Late Scottish Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

May 12, 2018

Scott Hutchison, who died this week aged just 36, was a handsome, stocky Scottish fella with a beard, often found wrapped in a checked shirt and with a guitar or, failing that, a fine whisky in hand. More

May 11, 2018

Scott Hutchison, 36-year-old frontman for Scotland's Frightened Rabbit, has been found dead, after being reported missing on Wednesday. The band has issued a statement about his passing. Various other musicians have paid tribute to Hutchison, including Belle and Sebatian's Stuart Murdoch, Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai and Minor Victories, The National's Bryce Dessner, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, labelmates alt-J, Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura and Tracyanne and Danny, Snow Patrol, and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. More

Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit Reported Missing After Troubling Tweets

Band is Concerned for His Wellbeing, He is Believed to be in Edinburgh

May 09, 2018

Scott Hutchison, 36-year-old frontman for Scotland's Frightened Rabbit, has been reported missing by the band. On Twitter the band wrote: "We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now. He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now." More

The National, Hot Chip, Wild Beasts, and More to Perform House Shows for Amnesty International

Local Natives, Julien Baker, Jessie Ware, Frightened Rabbit, Billy Bragg, and Others to Raise Awareness for Refugee Crisis

Jun 27, 2017

Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds have organized a series of concerts in houses to raise awareness for the refugee crisis. More

May 15, 2017

Broken Social Scene are releasing a new albumHug of Thunder, on July 7 via Arts & Crafts. Now they have shared the album's title track, "Hug of Thunder," which features vocals from Feist. More

Watch: Frightened Rabbit - “I Wish I Was Sober” Video

Painting of a Panic Attack Out Now via Canvasback/Atlantic

Nov 11, 2016

Scotland's Frightened Rabbit released their new album, Painting of a Panic Attack, earlier this year via Canvasback Music/Atlantic. Now the band has shared a video for "I Wish I Was Sober." More

Frightened Rabbit Announce Tour Dates Through the Rest of the Year, Share Acoustic Video

Painting of a Panic Attack Out Now via Canvasback/Atlantic

Jun 14, 2016

Scotland's Frightened Rabbit released their new album, Painting of a Panic Attack, back in April via Canvasback Music/Atlantic. Now the band have announced more tour dates, including some new U.S. dates in September.  More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Austin City Limits Lineup: Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, and More

Plus: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, and Others

May 05, 2016

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2016 festival, in which they will celebrate their 15th anniversary. Highlights include Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, Conor Oberst, Chairlift, Flying Lotus, Caveman, Marlon Williams, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Frightened Rabbit, and more.  More

Apr 29, 2016

Scotland's Frightened Rabbit released their new album, Painting of a Panic Attack, a few weeks back via Canvasback Music/Atlantic. Today the band stopped by SiriusXM satellite radio and covered Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia."  More

Watch Frightened Rabbit Perform “Get Out” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Painting of a Panic Attack Due Out April 8 via Canvasback/Atlantic

Mar 29, 2016

Scotland's Frightened Rabbit are releasing their new album, Painting of a Panic Attack, on April 8 via Canvasback Music/Atlantic. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album's recent single, "Get Out." Watch it below, followed by the band's tour dates. More

Listen: Frightened Rabbit – “Lump Street”

Painting Of A Panic Attack out 4/8 via Canvasback/Atlantic

Mar 18, 2016

Scotland's Frightened Rabbit has shared a new song "Lump Street" off the new album Painting Of A Panic Attack out April 8th. The album was produced by Aaron Dessner of The National. More

Watch: Frightened Rabbit - “Get Out” Video

Painting of a Panic Attack Due Out April 8 via Canvasback/Atlantic

Mar 02, 2016

Scotland's Frightened Rabbit are releasing their new album, Painting of a Panic Attack, on April 8 via Canvasback Music/Atlantic. Aaron Dessner of The National produced the album.  More

Frightened Rabbit Announce New Album and Tour Dates, Share “Death Dream”

Painting of a Panic Attack Produced by Aaron Dessner of The National, Due Out April 8 via Canvasback/Atlantic

Feb 19, 2016

Scotland's Frightened Rabbit have announced a new album and shared a new song. Painting of a Panic Attack is due out April 8 via Canvasback Music/Atlantic. Aaron Dessner of The National produced the album. Here is the album's first single, "Death Dream." The band has also announced a bunch of tour dates, which are also below. Caveman will support all dates and are releasing their own new album, Otero War, this summer. More

Frightened Rabbit’s Grant Hutchison Selling Limited Edition Postcards for Charity

Enlists Fellow Artists Matt Berninger, Ben Gibbard, Craig Finn and Others

Dec 05, 2014

Frightened Rabbit drummer Grant Hutchison, brother to frontman Scott, has launched a brand new charity to raise money for the Cystinosis Foundation UK, selling a collection of limited edition postcards designed by numerous indie artists. More

Jun 20, 2014

Last night The Pete Holmes Show, TBS's late night follow-up to Conan aired its final episode. Saying goodbye to the often funny, but short-lived program, Holmes welcomed Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison as his last musical guest. More

Nov 04, 2013

Delivering their fourth album Pedestrain Verse earlier this year Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit has premiered a new music video for their album's latest single "Holy." More

Oct 24, 2013

You don’t really know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes, right? Thanks to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Converse, you can get to know a lot of your favorite musicians.  More

Listen: Frightened Rabbit - “Candlelit”

New EP Late March, Death March Out Sept. 10

Sep 03, 2013

Following their fourth full-length album Pedestrain Verse released earlier this year, Frightened Rabbit will distributed a new EP titled Late March, Death March on Sept. 10. More

Watch: Frightened Rabbit Cover Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments”

New EP Late March, Death March Out Sept. 10

Aug 30, 2013

Soon to release a new EP following their latest full-length effort Pedestrian Verse, indie rock Scots Frightened Rabbit recently sat down and played a surprisingly great cover of Jessie Ware's "Wildest Moments." More

Listen: Frightened Rabbit - “Radio Silence”

New EP Late March, Death March Out Sept. 10

Aug 22, 2013

Earlier this year Scottish sons Frightened Rabbit released their fourth studio album Pedestrian Verse. More

Frightened Rabbit Announce Fall Tour

Supporting Pedestrian Verse

Jun 17, 2013

Scotland natives Frightened Rabbit have announced plans for a headlining tour this fall. More

Mar 06, 2013

Last night indie rock Scots Frightened Rabbit turned up on the set of Conan to deliver their track "The Woodpile," taken off their recently released new album Pedestrian Verse. More

Dec 12, 2012

"Woodpile," the first single off Frightened Rabbit's forthcoming new album Pedestrian Verse, has landed itself a music video. More

Nov 30, 2012

Coinciding with the forthcoming arrival of their newest album Pedestrian Verse indie rock group Frightened Rabbit have debuted a music documentary short titled Here: The Highlands Film. More

Nov 08, 2012

Frightened Rabbit are kicking off the new year with their new album, Pedestrian Verse. More

Aug 20, 2012

Sometimes there are moments when the pain you feel is just too overwhelming. More

Oct 19, 2011

Scottish band, Frightened Rabbit has released a new three-song EP, available for download for (here's the fun part...wait for it...) free!  More

Death Cab for Cutie and The Flaming Lips May Collaborate on an EP Together

Plus Video of Frightened Rabbit Covering Death Cab for Cutie

Aug 16, 2011

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne has asked Death Cab for Cutie to collaborate on an EP. Plus we have video of Scotland's Frightened Rabbit covering Death Cab. More

Jul 29, 2011

Currently on the road with Death Cab for Cutie, Scotland's Frightened Rabbit have been selling a special tour-only EP, which has thankfully found its way online for greater listening consumption.  More

Watch: Frightened Rabbit Perform New Track

Acoustic Series Filmed for BBC

Jun 13, 2011

Frightened Rabbit debuted "Scottish Wind" at the Scottish music fest RockNess last weekend for a filmed series. We have the video. More

Plants and Animals and Frightened Rabbit Join Forces for Tour

There’s a Whole Lotta Nature Rock Going On

Sep 02, 2010

Canadian rockers Plants and Animals are heading out on tour with Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit. We have the dates.  More

May 26, 2010

Scottish band Frightened Rabbit made their national television debut last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing their single “Nothing Like You.” The song is taken from their third studio album, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, which was released this past March. We have the video. More

Frightened Rabbit Announce New Album and Added Member

The Winter of Mixed Drinks is Set For a March Release

Dec 04, 2009

Scottish four-piece Frightened Rabbits have divulged information on their upcoming release including release date, tracklist and the appearance of a fifth member. More

SXSW 2010 Announce First Wave of Bands

Frightened Rabbit, The Brunettes, Fanfarlo, Robyn Hitchcock, and Others Announced

Nov 25, 2009

SXSW has announced the first group bands that will be playing the annual conference. Among a sea of up-and-comers, notable acts Frightened Rabbit, The Brunettes, Fanfarlo, Robyn Hitchcock, and Under the Radar "Pleased to Meet You" band Wave Machines are slated to play the conference. More


Interviews

Apr 28, 2018

Remember when you closed the door to your adolescent room, head spinning from that uniquely youthful, unbound energy that needed to be channeled somewhere? Picture a summer night in your past, hormones raging and you throw on The Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream. Suddenly, another part of your being that you've only just become acquainted with is jolted awake. You break into air guitar, or break out a real one, feeling yourself grow two feet taller. More

Frightened Rabbit

Modern Medicine

Jul 07, 2016

Painting of a Panic Attackthe fifth full-length from Glasgow's Frightened Rabbit, comes on strong with the stately grandeur and confidence of a group in absolute control of its faculties. More

Scottish Musicians Speak Out on Today’s Scottish Independence Referendum Vote

Members of Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, Django Django, Frightened Rabbit, Ladytron, The Pastels, The Twilight Sad, The Vaselines, and Others on if They Are Voting Yes or No

Sep 18, 2014

Today is a historic day in Scotland as it is the day the nation votes on the Scottish Independence Referendum. The people of Scotland get to vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom and have Scotland become its own country. Here various Scottish musicians weigh in on the subject. More

Scotland Week: Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison (aka Owl John)

"Many other countries of Scotland's size are independent and I feel that our cultural identity is in fact stronger then many of those places."

Sep 02, 2014

We have a special theme on Under the Radar's website this week which we're simply calling Scotland Week. All throughout the week we will be posting interviews, reviews, lists, and blog posts relating to Scotland and in particular Scottish music. For some of the Scotland Week Q&As we emailed out the same set of Scottish related questions to various different musicians from the country.


Reviews

Painting of a Panic Attack

Painting of a Panic Attack

Canvasback Music/Atlantic

Apr 12, 2016

Sometimes two distinctly good-sounding things come together and don't quite synch like you wish they would. No matter how independently persuasive their formulas for musical emotiveness, there's always the question of chemistry when it comes to the first time collaboration of artists with already evolved identities.  More

Pedestrian Verse

Pedestrian Verse

Atlantic/Canvasback

Feb 08, 2013

Frightened Rabbit's major label full-length debut is a triumphant album. It expertly expands on their previous work with a big, muscular series of anthems that investigate faith, masculinity, and Scottish identity while sharpening their increasingly identifiable brand of wry, thoughtful songwriting. More