Frightened Rabbit will support American Indie rock act The National on their US tour next month before returning to the UK for a series of gigs.
The Selkirk quintet release The Woodpile EP on September 2 before setting off for the US, with shows in Nashville, Seattle and Vancouver in Canada among others.
Singer Scott Hutchison said: “The Woodpile is about that night you felt utterly out of place, alone, awkward and cornered. All any of us want in those instances is for someone we care about to come and take us away from it all. It’s escapist, but also claustrophobic in places.
“I like the idea of contrasting a big, confident piece of music with lyrics that express uncertainty and vulnerability.”
So far, 2013 has been an action-packed year. Having released their album Pedestrian Verse to positive reviews, a top 10 slot and sold out UK and US tours, the band has continued touring across the globe. They performed on the main stage at T in the Park for the first time, packed the John Peel stage at Glastonbury in June, played Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Londonderry, and will be appearing on the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading and Leeds festival later this month.
Their UK tour kicks off in Newcastle on November 5, closing 11 days later at Glasgow’s 02 Academy. Tickets are available from.frightenedrabbit.com.