10. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
Frightened Rabbit are a bunch of cool dudes from Glasgow, Scotland who formed in 2003. The band currently consists of Scott Hutchison (vocals, guitar), Billy Kennedy (guitar, keyboards), Grant Hutchison (drums, vocals), Andy Monaghan (guitar, keyboards) and Gordon Skene (guitar, keyboards).
I recently saw them at Laneway Festival as well as their sideshow. I've seen them a couple of other times over the years and they're fantastic, though Scott did exclaim at Laneway, "We're fat, we've got bad hair and you'll probably hate us. Fuck it we're playing for you anyway." Which really couldn't be further from the truth - everybody loved them! A solid dance fest was had.
I just love the fact that Scott Hutchison sings with hints of his Scottish accent - it's really cool and the lyrics are very thoughtful.
Their 4th album, Pedestrian Verse did not disappoint hence why it is in my top 10 albums of 2013.
Sometimes the greatest albums come from tried and tested sounds for bands and although Pedestrian Verse does step away from previous sounds heard on the likes of Sing the Greys (2006), The Midnight Organ Fight (2008), and The Winter of Mixed Drinks (2010), you can still feel the same moods and effect that Frightened Rabbit are known for.
My favourite tracks include "The Woodpile"
"Late March, Death March"