Posted by: outroversion | June 24, 2014

2000 Trees 2014: Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit

People are pretty excited that Selkirk’s finest exports are back to headline 2000 Trees, I’m one of them because I missed them last time around in 2011. Not because I wasn’t there but through circumstances that I can’t even remember thinking back, but I know I wasn’t anywhere near the mainstage that evening.

Since then they’ve released another album, last years’ Pedestrian Verse an album that arguably has overshadowed the success of their previous marker Midnight Organ Fight due to the commercial achievements accompanying the critical plaudits.

Being a Scottish indie band you’re going to get lumbered with (such luminaries as…) We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Twilight Sad and Twin Atlantic. But so what, they’re not bad are they? The lyrics are intricate, the music progressive with brass and strings textured within, often only noticeable on repeated listens.

They’re riding the incline a member down but gaining momentum with their last album in the top 10 in England and Scotland as well as making their presence known at the very least, with a peak of 62 in America.

There’s an unmistakable element of experimentalism in their music and live shows which is undoubtedly one of the reasons they are making the waves they have been on record and at festivals each year. To give you a perfect idea of them, you know how people go on about The National? Well, they’re essentially the American Frightened Rabbit.

Heads Roll Off (From Midnight Organ Fight)


Be Less Rude (From Sing the Greys)


Swim Until You Can’t See Land (From Winter of Mixed Drinks)


State Hospital (From Pedestrian Verse)


More from 2000 Trees 2014:

Verses- 2000 Trees 2014: Verses

Canterbury- 2000 Trees: Canterbury // More acts announced

Thursday Mixtape– 2000 Trees: Thursday Line-up announcement + Mixtape

Gnarwolves– 2000 Trees 2014: Gnarwolves

Retrospective Soundtrack Players– 2000 Trees 2014: Retrospective Soundtrack Players

Ben Marwood– 2000 Trees 2014: Ben Marwood

Johnny Foreigner- 2000 Trees 2014: Johnny Foreigner

Oxygen Thief- 2000 Trees 2014: Oxygen Thief

Dan Le Sac -v- Scroobius Pip- 2000 Trees 2014: Dan Le Sac -v- Scroobius Pip

Dad Rocks!- 2000 Trees 2014: Dad Rocks!

VerseChorusVerse– 2000 Trees 2014: VerseChorusVerse

Wolf Alice: 2000 Trees 2014: Wolf Alice

Boy Jumps Ship– 2000 Trees 2014: Boy Jumps Ship

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