Frightened Rabbit Posted on February 26, 2013 by phoward It was the first time Frightened Rabbit played in Portsmouth but they acted as if they were at home when they were on stage. The Scottish Indie band played a selection of songs from all four of their albums, with emphasis placed on their latest release Pedestrian Verse. When I interviewed the lead singer Scott prior to the gig, he admitted that he was surprised that the album had reached number 9 in the UK album charts. But judging by the crowd’s reaction to the album’s songs, he shouldn’t be surprised at all. Pedestrian Verse’s first single ‘The Woodpile’ was the crowd’s most popular song of the set. Other more gentle and acoustic songs weren’t met with as much enthusiasm. Its not that they weren’t liked but rather that the crowd was polite and content with listening; only showing enthusiasm by clapping at the end of each song. I would want to see Frightened Rabbit with a more enthusiastic crowd as they may manage to play even better than they did in this gig. Overall it was a confident and strong performance by a band, which is steadily improving over time. Written by David Jardine, Pure FM Music Team.