FRIGHTENED Rabbit have announced details of their long awaited fourth album.
Entitled Pedestrian Verse, the record is set to be released on February 4, through major label Atlantic Records.
It was put together at the famous Monnow Valley Studio in the south of Wales – whose previous clients include Oasis, Stereophonics and Queen – with producer Leo Abrahams.
Speaking to our sister paper The Southern Reporter in September at the time of the release of their EP State Hospital, Scott Hutchison said: “The album is a little more immediate.
“The tracks on the EP were awkward, we couldn’t find a spot on the album, but we still really love the songs.
“We brought out the EP as we thought it would be a long wait for the fans until the new album.”
Scott added this week: “The title is taken from a lyric in State Hospital.
“I felt it was a nicely faceted title, with enough layered meaning to remain open to interpretation.
“Above all though, it was a gauntlet I threw down for myself.
“If you call your album Pedestrian Verse, you can’t settle for any old lyric.
“It forced me to better myself.
“In fact, I think we all stepped up on this album and I believe that our producer Leo Abrahams had a major role in that step.
“He threw our music into areas we had not previously imagined.
“More than any other record we’ve done, this has been a genuine journey of discovery into new ways of working in order to develop and fully realise each of the songs.
“As a result, I think Pedestrian Verse is the strongest and most interesting record we’ve made to date.”
The Selkirk band played their first hometown gig at a packed Victoria Halls in September, fulfilling a long-held ambition.
They play a series of headline UK shows in February following the release of Pedestrian Verse, but will also perform a sold-out acoustic show in St Boswells Village Hall on December 15.
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