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Under the Radar’s Top 25 Debut Albums of 2018

A Soccer Mommy Sends Some Snail Mail to a Flasher, a Goat Girl, and a Serpent with Feet; What a Shame

Dec 21, 2018

Ahead of our forthcoming Top 100 Albums of 2018 list, we present our favorite debut albums of the year. To qualify, an album simply had to be the artist's first full-length release under their current artist name.  More

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

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


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