With their sophomore outing The Midnight Organ Fight a fixture on 2008’s Best Of The
Year circuit, a fanbase increasing in both size and devotion, and multiple sold-out tours of
ever-larger venues under their belts, Glasgow-based Frightened Rabbit are releasing their
third LP to towering expectations.
The Winter Of Mixed Drinks – an accessible collection of ambitious, moving, and
gloriously accomplished songs – more than meets this challenge.
Written during singer/songwriter
Scott Hutchison’s self-imposed exile
to secluded seaside hamlet Crail, on
Scotland’s Fife coastline, The Winter
Of Mixed Drinks is speckled with
nautical metaphor and imbued with
themes of human isolation, resilience,
and the mournful triumph of mortality.
String arrangements by Frightened
Rabbit’s FatCat labelmate,
Hauschka, add heft and richness to
these gorgeously memorable songs.