Scott Hutchison, the founder and frontman of Scottish indie-rock howlers Frightened Rabbit, died by suicide earlier this year. He was a deeply important musician for a lot of people, including for a lot of his peers in the music industry. Several of them got together last night at Rough Trade in Brooklyn to honor Hutchison’s … More »
The last album late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison released before his life came to a tragic end earlier this year was not a Frightened Rabbit record. Rather, it was Dance Music, the debut LP from Mastersystem, a side project featuring Hutchison’s brother and Frightened Rabbit bandmate Grant on drums plus Editors’ Justin … More »
A tribute concert for Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison will take place in New York City at Rough Trade on 12/5, as Pitchfork reports. The event is called “Tiny Changes: A Celebration Of the Songs of Scott Hutchison.” Performers for the night include Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, the National’s Aaron Dessner, … More »
Death Cab For Cutie have recorded a cover of Frightened Rabbit’s “My Backwards Walk,” off the band’s beloved album The Midnight Organ Fight. Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison died earlier this year, and at the time Ben Gibbard shared the following on Instagram: I wish I would have … More »
Frightened Rabbit have announced their first show since the death of their frontman Scott Hutchison earlier this year. The band, billed as “The Songs Of Frightened Rabbit,” will perform at Sleep In The Park in Glasgow, Scotland. The event, which raises money to combat homelessness, takes place over four cities and … More »
The Cure’s Robert Smith is curating this year’s Meltdown Festival in London. Frightened Rabbit were slated to perform in Queen Elizabeth Hall on 6/19. In light of Scott Hutchison’s recent death, a “Mental Health And The Music Industry” panel has just been announced as the initially-planned event’s substitute. More »
The members of the Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit are old friends — they’ve toured together, released music together, and paved the road for a new era of Scottish rock together. Yesterday during the Twilight Sad’s performance at Primavera Sound, the band paid tribute to the late Scott Hutchison, who died last … More »
Scott Hutchison, longtime frontman of the Scottish indie-rock band Frightened Rabbit, went missing last week, and after a few days of waiting and hoping, we got the tragic news that police had found his body. In the wake of his death, we haven’t heard too many artists covering his songs, maybe because so … More »
The first time I heard Scott Hutchison’s voice was thanks to a friend. She’d recently gotten into Frightened Rabbit, the Scottish indie band for which he was the frontman and songwriter, and thought I might like them, too. So, she sent me the video for “Head Rolls Off,” from the band’s celebrated, adored 2008 sophomore … More »
Scott Hutchison, founding member and primary songwriter of Frightened Rabbit, has died. He was reported missing two days ago but was found late last night at Port Edgar. From a statement by Hutchison’s family to Police Scotland:
As a family, we are utterly devastated with the tragic loss of our beloved Scott. Despite his disappearance, and the recent concerns over his mental health, we had all remained positive and hopeful that he would walk back through the door, having taken some time away to compose himself.
Scott, like many artists, wore his heart on his sleeve and that was evident in the lyrics of his music and the content of many of his social media posts. He was passionate, articulate and charismatic, as well as being one of the funniest and kindest people we knew. Friends and family would all agree that he had a brilliant sense of humour and was a great person to be around.
In addition to his musical success, Scott was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. Despite whatever else was going on in his life he always had time for those he cared for.
Depression is a horrendous illness that does not give you any alert or indication as to when it will take hold of you. Scott battled bravely with his own issues for many years and we are immensely proud of him for being so open with his struggles. His willingness to discuss these matters in the public domain undoubtedly raised awareness of mental health issues and gave others confidence and belief to discuss their own issues.
Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.
— Scott Hutchison (@owljohn) May 8, 2018
I’m away now. Thanks.
— Scott Hutchison (@owljohn) May 8, 2018