Something old, something new, something borrowed... well, okay, we didn't get anything blue, but in our latest session with the utterly marvellous Scott from Frightened Rabbit, we got the classic 'Be Less Rude', a brand new track 'Swim Until You Can't See Land' and a cover of Neutral Milk Hotel's 'Song Against Sex'. Not a lot's better than that, if we're honest.
We sat Scott down in Edinburgh's Dunbar Close, a little-known public space off the Royal Mile laid out in the style of a 17th-Century garden. Which, as far as we can tell, means 'gravelly floors, uncomfortable stone benches, a madman with a toy flute, and some hungry looking plants, all set underneath a damn helicopter festival'. Still, none other than Robbie Burns used to go drinking and whoring at Mrs.Love's Oyster Bar which used to be nearby back then, so who are we to complain?
The second-track filling in our three-track Frightened Rabbit session sandwich sent us a bit giddy – a brand new track (unreleased, and so-far virtually unheard outside of a couple of low-key gigs) called ‘Swim Until You Can’t See Land’. Taken from the recording sessions currently going on in deepest, darkest Fife, it’s one of the possibles for the new album, due next year. We like, lots – even if he almost gets drowned out by the bloody helicopters.
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