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Frightened Rabbit announce Midnight Organ Fight tenth anniversary covers album

By | Published on Tuesday 18 June 2019

Scott Hutchison

Frightened Rabbit have announced a new release to mark the tenth anniversary of the band’s 2008 album, ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’. Titled ‘Tiny Changes’, the record will feature all of the original album’s songs covered by other artists with some connection to the band and late frontman Scott Hutchison.

“We wanted to avoid the usual approach of just repressing the vinyl, or re-releasing the same record with different artwork or putting out demos that were never meant to be heard by anyone other than the band and maybe our parents”, say Frightened Rabbit in a statement. “We came up with the idea of asking some pals to record their own interpretations of the songs on the album. It felt like a good way to celebrate everyone who had been a part of the last ten years of the band and we didn’t have to do any work ourselves!”

“Every single person on ‘Tiny Changes’ has been a part of our lives and Frightened Rabbit in a special way over the last ten years”, they go on. “We’ve shared studios, vans, bars, dressing rooms and probably even underwear with some of these people and that’s why this record is so special to us”.

The record, they add, is a project that Hutchison had been working on prior to his death last year. They explain: “Scott was a vital part of bringing this album together and it’s something he was very excited about and worked hard to bring to life. He listened to and approved every track on there with us and he had already started preparing the artwork which you’ll see on there”.

“This is a celebration of a record that connected thousands of people to Scott and connected thousands of people to each other and ten years on it is still managing to do it”, they conclude. “Scott would probably have put in some joke here about when the album hits puberty and starts rebelling by smoking weed and getting things pierced. We’re not that funny so instead let’s just raise a glass, blow out the candles and make a wish”.

‘Tiny Changes’ is set for release on 12 Jul.

Earlier this year, marking the first anniversary of Hutchison’s death, the band launched a charity, also called Tiny Changes, which aims to improve the mental health of children and young people in Scotland.