A long, lost pal turned me onto Frightened Rabbit this week – the water in Ireland must give them something extra>
From the band’s label :
Comprising Scott (vocals, guitar), Billy (guitar, keys), and Grant (Drums, vocals), the origins of the band are rooted in 2003, when Scott began playing solo shows under the name Frightened Rabbit, with his brother Grant joining in 2004, and Billy completing the line-up in 2006. Lyrically ranging from incisive social commentary, to lucid, humourous explorations of interpersonal relationships, ScottÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s songs are essentially folk-tinged pop songs with more fervent ambitions. Somewhat atypically there is no bass, but crucially nothing is missing; BillyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s second guitar augments or bolsters ScottÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s guitar/vocal hub, or drops an octave to add weight or bottom end. GrantÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s drum patterns are alternately or simultaneously physical and adroit, adding accent and eloquence to the score. But primarily, Frightened Rabbit is so much more than a sum of these parts, the band combining together to form something complete, singular and life-affirming.
Thanks for the tip, AJ : )