Death Cab For Cutie – “My Backwards Walk” (Frightened Rabbit Cover)

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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 Announce First Show Since Scott Hutchison’s Death

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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 »

“Mental Health And The Music Industry” Event Replacing Frightened Rabbit At Meltdown Fest

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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 »

Watch The Twilight Sad Cover Frightened Rabbit At Primavera Sound

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The Twilight Sad at PrimaveraThe 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 »

Manchester Orchestra Share Frightened Rabbit Cover “My Backwards Walk”

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Manchester OrchestraScott 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 »

Remembering Scott Hutchison

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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 »

RIP: Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit

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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.

Frightened Rabbit Bandmates Share Statement On Death Of Scott Hutchison

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Frightened-RabbitEarlier this week, when Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison went missing, his bandmates took to social media, asking fans to reach out to Hutchison, and to help find him. They commented, again and again, on how overwhelming the support from fans was. Yesterday, Grant Hutchison, Scott’s brother and bandmate, gave a radio interview, … More »

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison Dead At 36

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Scott-HutchisonScott Hutchison, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Scottish rock band Frightened Rabbit, is dead. Hutchison disappeared after leaving the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry, Scotland early Wednesday morning. Earlier this morning, police discovered a body, and they have since confirmed that it was Hutchison, as Variety reports. He was 36 … More »

Police Find Body In Search For Missing Frightened Rabbit Singer

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Scott HutchisonPolice in Edinburgh announced on Thursday night (May 10) that they’d found a body in the search for missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison. The 36 year-old musician was last seen around 1 a.m. on Wednesday (May 9) and according to The Guardian police discovered the body around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday … More »