Preview Kendal Calling 2014

DIY speaks to Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison and previews the best acts playing the Lake District.

It’s safe to say that the Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in Britain. An area packed with serene scenery that’s no stranger to inspiring artists old and new, it’s also the wonderful setting for this year’s Kendal Calling; a festival that’s harmonious, relaxed and jam-packed with music fans.

“We love the smaller festivals,” offers up Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, thinking ahead to their forthcoming summer appearance. “The crowds are music lovers and the atmosphere is really intimate and personal. Also, our buddies Augustines are playing, so hopefully we get the chance to catch up with them over the weekend.”

Appearing alongside the likes of Woman’s Hour, Jimi Goodwin and Bondax, the Scottish four-piece will be making their live return to the stage after their first real break in a few years. “I think we all needed a break from Frightened Rabbit,” Scott assures, “so myself and Andy went off to record the Owl John album on Mull. That album was mastered a couple of days ago and should be ready for release later in the summer. It felt like I had done nothing but thinking about our work in FR for that last ten years, it was time to take a breather.”

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