It’s been a while, and it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon, so I’m stepping away from the energy and posting about acoustic songs from two bands/artists who’ve played gigs in London recently, one of which I went to, one of which I missed.

Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight (2008)

The first is by a Glasgow-based band called Frightened Rabbit who undoubtedly draw comparisons to Biffy Clyro – because they’re from Scotland, see? – they’re indie, but they’re a lot more folk, and that’s where this song fits:

Frightened Rabbit – Good Arms vs. Bad Arms

It’s from their 2008 Album, The Midnight Organ Fight, released on FatCat Records and, at least I think, is about a man warning his ex-girlfriend off her new beau.

It’s the wave-like rhythm that drew me in first time, along with Scott Hutchison’s voice – but the more I listen to it, the more the lyrics make me smile.

“Good arms, versus bad arms, will win hands down”
….bit of a good versus evil triumph.

“I might not want you back, but i want to kill him”
…some admission of irrationality – comedy.

and as the song progresses…evolution into a reluctant acknowledgment

“I’m still in love with you (can’t admit it yet)”

They played a set at Islington’s bandstand busking, of which I am a big fan, last week. I unfortunately missed it but would have absolutely loved to see this song performed live. Hoping the video will be up soon – I heard they were good.

Frightened Rabbit’s new album, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, was released in March of this year and is available to stream in full on Spotify.