Frightened Rabbit - Late March, Death March EP
continue to go from strength to strength, with forthcoming slots at Glastonbury, T in the Park, and Reading & Leeds likely to further cement their position as one of Scotland's top working acts. With February's Pedestrian Verse a hit both commercially and critically, this new 5-track EP serves both as a good introduction to the FR concept, as well as offering existing fans something new.
The title track is a Coldplay-esque number with a certain Scottish charm to it, with Scott Hutchinson’s heavily accented voice giving it some real depth. Acoustic number ‘The Architect’ combines Hutchinson’s fragility with heartfelt lyrics to offer something genuinely gut-wrenching. An alternate take of 'Late March ...' has an electronic, Ultravox-y sheen before two live tracks from a show at Glasgow’s famous Barrowlands venue give a glimpse into their live side. They show no signs, as yet, of slowing down.