Frightened Rabbit release free recording of Scott Hutchison tribute show

Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit have released a “rough” recording of last year’s Scott Hutchison tribute show for free.

A Celebration Of The Songs Of Scott Hutchison was held at New York’s Rough Trade in December 2018 and honoured the band’s late frontman, who tragically took his own life following a long battle with depression.

Guests at the star-studded tribute show included Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn, The National’s Aaron Dessner, Boygenius’ Julien Baker, and Kevin Devine.

Fans can now listen to the 25-song set for free.

Frightened Rabbit said of the special gig: “This night was not a night of mourning or a night of sadness but a celebration of an extremely special person and the music he created.

“Scott inspired everyone who met him, heard his lyrics or saw his art. We feel his loss every day but we are all in this together and we carry on strengthened by the support of the people involved in this recording and those around the world who have been affected by Scott’s passing.

“A huge thank you goes out to Ben Gibbard, Craig Finn, Aaron Dessner, Julien Baker and Kevin Devine for their support, love and kindness in being involved.

“We want to encourage people who listen to this to laugh, cry, hug and sing in your worst Scottish accent at the top of your lungs and keep the spirit of Scott alive in all our hearts and all our voices. While we’re alive let’s all make tiny changes to Earth.”

The band also encouraged fans to make a donation to The Scott Hutchison Fund, set up to raise money to launch a new mental health charity.

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