Critically-acclaimed Scottish quintet Frightened Rabbit are pleased to announce details of their eagerly-awaited fourth studio album Pedestrian Verse, out February 4th through Atlantic Records. The forthcoming release was recorded at the famed Monnow Valley Studio in Rockfield, South Wales, with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, David Byrne, Grace Jones).

Commenting on the new album, singer Scott Hutchison says – “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 the strongest and most interesting record we’ve made to date.”

Last week the band announced of a run of headline UK dates in February. This is their biggest UK tour to date. It kicks off at Norwich’s Waterfront on Feb 8, taking in Birmingham, Portsmouth, Brighton, London (Forum), Cambridge, Bristol, Exeter, Stoke, Leeds, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Gateshead, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, before finishing up at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on Feb 28.

Frightened Rabbit released the ‘State Hospital’ EP in September, which was met with rapturous applause – as was the band’s last album, 2010’s ‘The Winter Of Mixed Drinks’ (FatCat Records). The Guardian declared that “(Scott Hutchison’s) songwriting is sharp throughout and most of their songs – with themes of escape, freedom and reinvention – have huge impassioned choruses that are made to be shouted from the nearest available mountain…This is the sound of a band upping their game.”

Frightened Rabbit February 2013 tour dates:
8th Norwich Waterfront
9th Birmingham Library
11th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
12th Brighton Concorde 2
13th London Forum
14th Cambridge Junction
16th Bristol Fleece
17th Exeter Phoenix
18th Stoke Sugarmill
20th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
21st Nottingham Rescue Rooms
22nd Manchester Gorilla
23rd Liverpool Academy 2
25th Gateshead Sage 2
26th Edinburgh Picturehouse
27th Aberdeen Music Hall
28th Glasgow Barrowlands (SOLD OUT)

The tracklisting for the album ‘Pedestrian Verse’ has also been revealed as being:

Acts Of Man
Backyard Skulls
Holy
The Woodpile
Late March, Death March
December’s Traditions
Housing (In)
Dead Now
State Hospital
Nitrous Gas
Housing (Out)
Oil Slick

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