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IndieRock band 'Frightened Rabbit' play Selkirk gig

A band started in the Scottish Borders is to return for a one off gig in their hometown.

Frightened Rabbit, who are already big news in the USA, and have just signed to major record label Atlantic for their fourth album, will play at Selkirk's Victoria Hall on Tuesday 25th September.

The four piece, two of whom are brothers from Selkirk, release their EP State Hospital on the same day.

Lead singer Scott Hutchison and drummer Grant began a band in 2003, and released their first record on their own in 2006.

"We've been desperate to play in our hometown since we started the band really. It's going to be even more special as it coincides with the release of the new Frightened Rabbit EP this week. What better way to celebrate?

"A lot of people from the town have really supported the band and got behind us, so we thought it was a great time to come and show our appreciation of the town in which three of us grew up.

"The last time I played in the Victoria Hall was in a school production of Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. I think it'll feel quite different this time... We can't wait."

– Scott Hutchison, lead singer

An Indie Rock band started by two brothers from the Scottish Borders has signed to a major record label. And after sell-out gigs in America and at major UK festivals - they came back to Selkirk for a one off gig.

Jenny Longden met up with them before the gig and sent this report.