Frightened Rabbit 'The Midnight Organ Fight' LP
An unconventional three-piece with a defined personality, and a gift for being able to nail a near perfect pop song, Frightened Rabbit convey candid tales of ordinary folk with a wry, acerbic wit via an eloquent, emotive, modern garage-pop aesthetic.
Recorded by Peter Katis (Mercury Rev, Interpol) over the space of two weeks, and mixed over the ensuing fortnight, ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ was conceived and realised in a much shorter time span than its predecessor, with the intention of creating a more coherent, ‘pop’ sounding album.
An incredibly accomplished live outfit, having supported the likes of We Are Scientists and Idlewild already, their performances at times recall the ragged, muscular energy of emo/punk three pieces such as early Sebadoh, though Frightened Rabbit’s oeuvre nevertheless harbours a far more universal agenda.
Lyrically ranging from incisive social commentary to lucid, humorous explorations of interpersonal relationships, Scott’s songs are essentially folk tinged pop with more fervent ambitions. Not dissimilar in tone and scope to alternative pop peers such as Belle and Sebastian, Frightened Rabbit also have an anthemic knack that could see them talked of in the same breath as fellow Scots Snow Patrol.
Catalogue number: FATLP70X
Label: Fat Cat