Selkirk quintet Frightened Rabbit are pleased to announce details of their new EP 'Late March, Death March', set to release on June 4. The EP, which features the single of the same name, follows the band's critically-acclaimed 4th studio album Pedestrian Verse, which released earlier this year. Furthermore, the band will be supporting The National on their upcoming US tour throughout September and will head back to the UK shores for a show at London's Brixton Academy on November 8.
Speaking about the new release, singer Scott Hutchinson says - "This song takes a fairly commonplace, mundane event (an argument on the way home from a night of drinking) and adds a fair bit of melodrama, mimicking the gasoline effect of pouring drink on an argument, I suppose. I've always loved elevating 'the everyday' into something larger and louder than it actually is. These small things can seem so serious and earth shattering at the time, then you wake up and you can see how daft you both were."
2013 has certainly been a phenomenal year for the band. Having released their album Pedestrian Verse to rave reviews and having sold out mammoth UK and US tours, the band has gone from strength to strength, touring the globe and picking up new fans on the way. The band are currently on a sold-out Australian tour.
Frightened Rabbit will be back in the UK this summer, playing an array of festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, Reading & Leeds and more. The band recently teamed up with Manchester Orchestra to release their collaboration 'Architect' for Record Store Day.
'LATE MARCH, DEATH MARCH' EP TRACKLISTING
1. Late March, Death March
2. The Architect
3. Late March, Death March (alternate version)
4. Decembers Traditions (live at Barrowlands)
5. The Oil Slick (live at Barrowlands)
UK TOUR DATES
Nov 8 London Brixton Academy
US TOUR DATES WITH THE NATIONAL
Sep 8 Nashville, TN
Sep 9 Atlanta, GA
Sep 11 Charlotte, NC
Sep 12 Asheville, NC
Sep 13 Louisville, KY
Sep 14 Rochester Hill, MI
Sep 15 Madison, WI
Sep 17 Morrison, CO
Sep 19 Seattle, WA
Sep 20 Seattle, WA
Sep 21 Troutdale, OR
Sep 22 Vancouver, BC
SUMMER 2013 FESTIVAL DATES
25th May Radio 1 Big Weekend
28th - 30th June Glastonbury Festival
12th - 14th July T In The Park, Kinross-shire
9th August Boardmasters, Newquay
23rd August Reading Festival NME/Radio 1 Stage
24th August Leeds Festival NME/Radio 1 Stage
30th Aug - 1st Sept End Of The Road
Frightened Rabbit are - Scott Hutchison (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Billy Kennedy (bass), Andy Monaghan (guitar/keys), Grant Hutchison (drums) and Gordon Skene (guitar/keys).