For those unable to make it to Rough Trade NYC back in December we wanted to make this rough recording of the show available for all to hear. Feel free to listen here https://lnk.to/ACTSOSH_sc or download for free here https://lnk.to/ACTSOSH. If you wish to make a donation to The Scott Hutchison Fund you can do so here https://lnk.to/TSHF This night was not a night of mourning or a night of sadness but a celebration of an extremely special person and the music he created. Scott inspired everyone who met him, heard his lyrics or saw his art. We feel his loss every day but we are all in this together and we carry on strengthened by the support of the people involved in this recording and those around the world who have been affected by Scott's passing. A huge thank you goes out to Ben Gibbard, Craig Finn, Aaron Dessner, Julien Baker and Kevin Devine for their support, love and kindness in being involved. We want to encourage people who listen to this to laugh, cry, hug and sing in your worst Scottish accent at the top of your lungs and keep the spirit of Scott alive in all our hearts and all our voices. While we're alive let's all make tiny changes to Earth. Grant, Billy, Andy and Simon
The wonderful people who organised Scott's bench and help run the FR recognition page have had a lovely idea to share The Midnight Organ Fight by physically passing on a vinyl and CD copy from fan to fan. Everyone is encouraged to listen to the record and share stories of their experiences or simply just have a listen and a moment to yourself. All the info you'll need to get involved is in this post. Please share and follow on all the things and carry on the message of hope that Scott began through his creativity and art. G x TMOF is to travel the world from frabbit to frabbit! To be part of this record breaking journey(🤞) & get your boarding pass carry on reading...... Each of you guys who sign up will receive the record along its journey & get to play your fav track. You can record yourself doing this to upload to a dedicated YouTube account, a few pics for Twitter, insta & FB group etc so the more imaginative the better! If you would like to say a bit at the start of the tape about well whatever you want! What the band means to you, how you came across them, your favourite cheese, the choice is yours!! We will have a virtual map to trace its exciting journey. You’ll be able to let folks know what you’re doing via the FB site, although we thought maybe leave a note, picture, drawing or something inside for the next person to keep, then they do the same, A5 size-ish? Just send your name/address to [email protected] & we will send you the details of how to donate. Please put your country & town/city as the subject & de-spam us! Their will be a vinyl & CD version travelling as we know not everyone has access to both. The lovely people at Fat Cat Records have donated the LP & CD so big thanks to them. And we’ve applied to The Guinness Book Of Records to be a proper verified world record, you know you need to be part of that!! If you’d prefer to play the record in private but still be a part of the trip that’s fine, just drop us a line. It’s a frabbit fan happening so it’s a stress free event! We’re hoping for donation of £5 take part (or more!😉) & also to cover the postage cost to the next person. We will be organising the journey so it will be passed on to the closest person geographically keeping down the costs to a minimum. We can organise local WhatsApp groups to track the record around your county, maybe get together and do something as a group? This will all be done safely & will be monitored. Sending it tracked in the UK this should be under £5, not sure about the rest of the world so if you need to, just check before signing up. If donating isn’t easy then just message us & we can help out, it’s a project that’s open to everyone. Obviously we will have your name and address but the only person to receive this information will be the person sending it onwards to you. The pin board will only show your first name & city but let us know if you’d prefer to opt out of that bit. If you could also be mindful of the packaging. Obviously nobody is expecting a mint copy to return from its voyage, but if you can pass it on in the way you would hope to receive it that will be fantastic. The money raised will go to Scott’s Foundation but we’re also hoping to plant a tree or have some dedication in NYC. Along with having fun & getting to know more frabbits out there the main aim still is to raise awareness. In some way mental health issues will impact on us all at some point in our lives. Let’s help get the message shared about the support, understanding & help that’s out there by sharing this project around all our FRiends, social media or anyone else we can think of who maybe able to help. If you have any questions about anything we haven’t covered them please contact us at [email protected] for details and follow us at - INST- midnightorganflight [email protected] And last but not least I’d just like to say how amazing you guys are. The amount of FRiends supporting each other & helping fundraise has been immense. Keep on making those tiny changes. ❤️
Don’t steal other people’s intellectual property. After seeing ads for t shirts being sold using an image of Scott designed by Becky Glass we were glad to see a shared feeling of outrage from fans and people in the arts. This t shirt was being sold for profit whereas Becky was selling prints with money going to charity. We felt it was important to highlight this pretty shameful act of stealing art and selling it without the permission of the band, the family or Becky. BBC The Social agreed and made this short video to spread the word further.
On December 8th this year myself, Billy and Andy will be taking part in Sleep In The Park, a very special event in Glasgow. FR were asked by Social Bite Bite earlier this year and agreed that after the success of last year and the fact this year was going to be even more ambitious we should definitely take part. The difference that this event and Social Bite as an organisation has made to the problem of homelessness in Scotland is truly incredible and inspirational. After taking part in the actual sleep out last year I witnessed a tiny glimpse in to what sleeping rough in this country is like and it changed me forever. I was lucky enough to be able to get back in my car and drive home to my flat after just one night but those 8 hours left a lasting impression on me. This year across 4 cities and hosting dozens of great bands Sleep In The Park and Social Bite will attempt to have that same impact on many more people and raise enough money and awareness to one day eradicate homelessness in Scotland. Sign up to sleep out this year in your city and believe me you'll feel differently on December 9th about sleeping rough in Scotland. We decided that we should still perform at the event after Scott's death because Scott helped so many people while he was alive and through the music he wrote we wish to do the same. We will be joined on stage by James and Andy from The Twilight Sad (Official), Kathryn Joseph, and more to perform Frightened Rabbit songs and a couple of Scott's favourite covers. Come join us and make noise and make change. Love FR
Grant spoke to Forth 1 recently about the importance of continued awareness and support surrounding mental health. Watch the interview on NME here: https://bit.ly/2KI3BSC
As most of you will now be aware we have made the decision to cancel The First Incident on June 1st. Some people have expressed that they would like to donate their refunded ticket cost to a charity. If this is something you would like to do we would ask that you donate to SAMH in Scott’s memory. You can visit their website here for details: https://www.samh.org.uk Grant & FR
If you see this Scott, please call this confidential number (116 000) to talk to someone. We just want you to feel better and safe and fully understand if you need time to yourself right now. We are worried and we love you so so much. For everyone else seeing this, please share this and any other images of Scott you feel may be useful in the search. Feel free to print these and hand them out and pass them round your local area.
We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now. He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now. Please could Scott or anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact Police Scotland (101). We will post updates as and when we receive information.
Tickets for Thefirstincident here: http://www.theincidents.co Remaining 2018 tour dates on sale here: http://smarturl.it/FRShows 'Recorded Songs' EP out now: https://atlanti.cr/recordedsongs Follow Frightened Rabbit here: Twitter: http://smarturl.it/FRTwitter Instagram: http://smarturl.it/FRInstagram Google +: http://smarturl.it/FRGooglePlus YouTube: http://smarturl.it/FRYouTube Soundcloud: http://smarturl.it/FRSoundcloud Website: http://smarturl.it/FRWebsite
We are excited to tell you we've finalised the lineup for our very own summer festival - Thefirstincident in Glasgow on 1st June. It’s shaping up to be a lovely day out, featuring a selection of acts that we love like Hookworms, Be Charlotte and Dama Scout and delicious food and drinks from some of our favourite local foodies/drinks purveyors. The second stage is curated by the excellent GoldFlakePaint with Martha Ffion, The Spook School and Martha. The day kicks off at 4pm and it finishes with our biggest headline show to date. Bring your friends, relatives, therapists. #TheFirstIncident Tickets on sale here: http://theincidents.co
One more bit of Mastersystem biznizz to attend to. There’s a UK tour on sale NOW, so if you’d like to hear these songs played at a very high volume, this is the thing for you. We’ve got your ticket links in the shows section right here... http://mastersystemband.com/
Did ya listen to the Mastersystem album then? Did ya? If you liked what you heard, maybe you’d care to ankle down to one of the three pre-tour instores. Check ‘em... Rough Trade https://www.roughtrade.com/events/rough-trade-east-mastersystem & https://www.facebook.com/events/2047187965558364/ Resident http://www.resident-music.com/productdetails&product_id=54307 & https://www.facebook.com/events/2018915181722543/ Monorail https://www.facebook.com/events/361634247667885/
The debut album from Mastersystem featuring Scott and Grant is out TODAY! If you can’t make it down to your local record shop this weekend then you can order a physical copy via the link below or stream/download the heck out of it in all the usual places. http://mastersystemband.com/
We have enjoyed seeing all your #TMOF10 posts and now also set up an email address specifically to gather old old pics, footage or even stories from way back in the day when we first released MOF. If you’ve got anything you’d like to share, email us at [email protected] and see these surface in the future in a meaningful way. Add your details for any accreditation online!
Our TMOF tour may have come to an end, but for those of you who weren’t able to grab some of the fancy new merch, it’s all up on our store now! If you’d like any Liver Lung or Midnight Organ Fight designs, then you know where to go: http://smarturl.it/FR.Store
http://www.theincidents.co Remaining 2018 tour dates on sale here: http://smarturl.it/FRShows 'Recorded Songs' EP out now: https://atlanti.cr/recordedsongs Follow Frightened Rabbit here: Twitter: http://smarturl.it/FRTwitter Instagram: http://smarturl.it/FRInstagram Google +: http://smarturl.it/FRGooglePlus YouTube: http://smarturl.it/FRYouTube Soundcloud: http://smarturl.it/FRSoundcloud Website: http://smarturl.it/FRWebsite
Grant and Scott's new band mastersystem band have just released a new track called 'The Enlightenment', and you can watch the video for the track below. You can pre-order their record here: http://radi.al/DanceMusic