Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 18 Aug 2009
This article is from 2009.
From the moment Frightened Rabbit take the stage, the capacity crowd at the Queen’s Hall gives them a warm welcome - roaring their approval before a note has been played. They open with the first track from their Midnight Organ Fight album, ‘The Modern Leper’, breaking into an a cappella chorus which prompts the first of the night’s many singalongs.
Frontman Scott Hutchison sings with a grin on his face, feeding off the response from the crowd, telling the gathered people ‘I could just die right now and that’d be fine’. From the response this elicits it seems they feel the same way.
Highlights of the set include a barn-storming rendition of ‘Old Old Fashioned’, an acoustic version of ‘Poke’ and closer and crowd favourite ‘Keep Yourself Warm’.
They also play some new work including an as-yet-unnamed song (‘Steve’ for tonight’s performance) which is an upbeat number, and is lapped up by the faithful tonight. This new material promises great things for these young Scots. They may have come a long way already, but it seems they still have a long way to go.