Frightened Rabbit is a quintet of some good old fashion Scottish indie rockers. They’ve released three albums to date, including last year’s critically acclaimed The Winter of Mixed Drinks. The original “Frabbit” is Scott Hutchison, who began playing solo shows under the moniker Frightened Rabbit in 2003, expanded to include his brother Grant (drums), multi-instrumentalists Billy Kennedy and Andy Monaghan, and recently rounded off with the addition of Gordon Skene on additional guitar. They are currently in the middle of a massive US tour with Death Cab for Cutie which runs until the end of August. Continue reading
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Rob Taylor looked nervously at me from across the tiny bar booth we’d sat ourselves at. His eyes a bit wide, he stammered out an offer of a beer. I just flashed the black X that had been marked on the back of my hand by the Paradise Rock Club’s surly looking bouncer team. He smiled, and grinned that sort of look that deer have when there’s a truck barreling down on them at 60 miles per hour.
Rob is Sparky Deathcap a music/comic project he began because “I thought it’d be easier to play in front of people if I had a persona.” Five years, one limited release album, one Valentine’s Day ukulele rock opera and a much loved but scarcely heard of EP later, Rob is equal parts British charm and flustered, awkward teenager. He runs the cartoon blog Tear Jerky, which showcases his offbeat sense of humor.