Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse: exclusive album stream

Listen to Frightened Rabbit's excellent fourth album and let us know your thoughts

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In last week's interview with the Guardian, anthemic Scottish folkers Frightened Rabbit talked about the disparity between their success in the US and their relative obscurity in the UK.

In America, the Selkirk five-piece play to thousands of people and have appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon … but closer to home they're so under the radar that people at their own record company have never heard of them.

They'll hope that Pedestrian Verse – so named because it forced singer Scott Hutchinson to raise his game – changes all that, taking them overground while cementing their status on the US tour circuit. Their fourth album certainly sounds grand enough – Hutchinson's love of a big chorus shining through, while his lyrics return to the "painful honesty" that has won fans over.

"We were never able to put a barrier up [between our fans and the audience] because the material breaks the barrier down on both sides," says Hutchinson. "Our manager is always going on about getting a mystique, but it's not an option for us."

Have a listen using the SoundCloud player above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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