Frightened Rabbit is a Scottish indie rock band from Selkirk, formed in 2003. The lineup consists of lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and lyricist Scott Hutchison, guitarist and bassist Billy Kennedy, guitarist Andy Monaghan, drummer Grant Hutchison and guitarist and keyboardist Gordon Skene. Since 2004 the band has been based in Glasgow.
The band released its debut album, “Sing the Greys,” in 2006 on the independent label, Hits the Fan, before signing to Fat Cat Records in 2007. In 2008, the band released its second studio album, “The Midnight Organ Fight.” It was recorded at producer Peter Katis's Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut and upon its release, received widespread critical acclaim. Praise often centered on the writing, honest lyricism and passionate delivery of the band.
The band's third studio album, “The Winter of Mixed Drinks,” was released in 2010 by Fat Cat. As with its predecessor, the critically acclaimed “The Midnight Organ Fight,” the album was recorded and produced by Peter Katis. The album reached #5 on the U.K. Independent Albums chart and #7 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, as well as placing on the U.K. Albums chart and the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
The band signed to Atlantic Records later in 2010. Their first release for the label, “A Frightened Rabbit EP,” was issued in 2011. The self-produced EP featured guest appearances from Camera Obscura vocalist Tracyanne Campbell and singer-songwriter Archie Fisher. A second EP, “State Hospital,” was released in 2012.