About Frightened Rabbit
Frightened Rabbit began in 2003, when Selkirk, Scotland-born Scott Hutchison began playing solo shows under the name, with his brother Grant eventually joining him on drums and backing vocals. Adding Billy Kennedy on additional guitars and keyboards in 2006, the band remained a power trio through their first two releases, 2007's Sing The Greys and 2008's The Midnight Organ Fight; Andy Monaghan (bass, keys, guitar) joined the fray as the band toured to support The Midnight Organ Fight.
Now, in order to facilitate the new material and flesh out the older tunes live, the band has expanded to a five-piece with the addition of new member Gordon Skene (formerly of Make Model). Scott explains: "We want to do the recordings justice when we play them live. Gordon will be playing a bundle of instruments - we just bought a tasty wee mandolin for him to fiddle."
Scott acknowledges that 2010 is poised to be a pivotal year for the band. "I've never been in a position of being aware of an audience of any size that was waiting for our music until now. You have to be aware of it or else it's totally selfish. Pressure sounds like a negative thing, but it's quite positive actually."
This show was recorded at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, one night before their sold-out show at the historic Fillmore Auditorium.
Frightened Rabbit will be touring North America widely, including festival appearances, in support of The Winter Of Mixed Drinks.