As usual, I'll use any excuse to rabbit on about Frightened Rabbit. Today, I have two!
Firstly, the boys have signed a new record deal with Atlantic Records, home to the likes of Bjork, Janelle Monae, Metallica and Paolo Nutini. This sadly means they'll be leaving the brilliant indie label Fat Cat, who released their first three records, but we're sure it means they're finally on their way to some most deserved super-stardom.
Drummer Grant Hutchison made the following statement.
"This week we signed a deal with Atlantic Records and after some time off next year to write new material, we will be releasing record no. four with this great label. It feels very special to be part of a label with such a great history and we're really looking forward to working with everybody we have met to this point. We also feel it's important to mention how great the past four years have been with FatCat and although it is time to move on we are greatly appreciative of the amazing job they've done."
Of course, the folks at Fat Cat wish them nothing but the best.
"FatCat is honored to have released three brilliant Frightened Rabbit records and to have had a hand in the evolution of such a phenomenally talented and hardworking band. As their fans, we look forward to hearing their future efforts, and as their friends, we look forward to celebrating future successes along with them."
The second reason for bringing up the Scottish band is that their new single 'The Loneliness and The Scream' hits shelves this Friday November 19th. You can get it as a download, on 7" vinyl with the highly entertaining B-Side cover of Elton John & Kiki Dee's 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' with The Hold Steady's Craig Finn, or as part of a box set featuring all four 'The Winter of Mixed Drinks' singles on 7" vinyl.
After their stomping Oxegen set, Frightened Rabbit will be visiting Ireland once again to play Belfast's Empire Music Hall on December 8th and The Academy, Dublin on December 9th.