The Rescue Rooms archives: 2016


  • Saturday 10th December 2016
  • Supported by: Paws

2016 Frightened Rabbit Poster 2

2016 Frightened Rabbit


The Sunday Times ‘Culture’ - “the kind of stuff that fills stadiums”

The Times - ★★★★- “epic misery”

The Line Of Best Fit - 8.5/10 - “an album to be cherished”

Clash - 8/10 - “It is, simply, one of their finest works to date”

Selkirk’s finest Frightened Rabbit have today announced a Winter UK tour of their album “Painting of a Panic Attack’, including London’s Roundhouse on 7th December.

The tour kicks off in Manchester on 30th November, and takes in Birmingham, Leeds, Norwich, Brighton, Portsmouth, London on 7th December, Bristol, Nottingham and finishes up in Newcastle on 12th December. Tickets are available to fans via a mailing list only pre-sale on Wednesday 15th June, and are on general sale from Friday 17th June. Mailing list sign up and tickets on sale here –

Released in April 2016, hitting the Top 20 in the UK album charts and achieving the best critical reception of the band’s career to date, Frightened Rabbit’s fifth studio album Painting Of A Panic Attack saw the addition of The Nationals Aaron Dessner on production duties. The album is much indebted lyrically to Los Angeles, following Scotts move from Scotland to the States in 2014. Taking inspiration from what he saw, Painting is often a love/hate letter to LA.

Alongside the tour dates, the band has also unveiled a raw and beautiful live acoustic version of album closer ‘Die Like A Rich Boy’

Dessner says of Die Like A Rich Boy’: ([The song] feels like a completely classic song, but its also a distillation of everything Scott has ever written about. Its so gracefully constructed and realized, and its not trying to be anything other than what it is. I wish I could write a song like that.

Frightened Rabbit will also be playing festivals across the UK and Europe this summer, including Glastonbury later this month, Latitude and T in the Park.

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