Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
Despite the name, Frightened Rabbit’s music is anything but timid. Their fourth album not only marks a more collaborative approach to songwriting, but also a broader outlook in terms of subject matter. Opening track ‘Acts Of Man’ begins with Scott Hutchison’s melancholy falsetto over an equally sombre piano riff, but soon warms up to include rollicking drums and an unexpectedly funky guitar. The energy doesn’t flag from there; hand-claps, whistling, and Hutchison’s full-throated singing make this album a pleasurable listen.