When Scott Hutchison fronts Frightened Rabbit, he sings and sounds like he could use a drink. So while you’re in Austin, why not have one with him when he plays our Garden Party. He started the band back in his home of Selkirk, Scotland, as a vehicle for his solo project, and picked up more pieces (including his brother Grant) along the way. The band has a knack for pitting heart-wrenching lyrics against grand backdrops, but singles “Swim Until You Can’t See Land” and “Nothing Like You” hit perfectly earnest high notes. So whether you’re drinking to forget or simply toasting to a new beginning, these dudes are your jam. As if they weren’t already.
Frightened Rabbit, Nothing Like You (BBC6 Sessions)