Glasgow-based Frightened Rabbit are one of the new wave of Scottish bands, including The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks and De Rosa, who wear their Scottish heritage proudly. These bands do not mask the fact that they are from Scotland like Snow Patrol and others…they sing it proudly in their heavy, heavy accents. They follow in the footsteps of Arab Starp and Belle & Sebastian. Frightened Rabbit keep good company, but I feel they rank somewhere above the rest. Their lyrics are so unique and their songwriting skills so sharp. They go into dark, depressing places but travel in a way that makes you want to sing along rather than go down the rabbit hole with them. They have already released 2 great albums. The Midnight Organ Fight being one of the best of 2008. Now we have The Winter of Mixed Drinks coming March 1st. Stereogum has posted the 2nd single from that album…take a listen below.
Frightened Rabbit – Nothing Like You (via Stereogum)