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Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison Talks Record Store Day

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison spills the beans on his collaboration with Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull.

Like a match made in heaven, Scott Hutchison and Andy Hull share all kinds of things: excellent facial hair, insatiable accents and a talent for songwriting. And that’s not all. The Frightened Rabbit frontman and forefront of Manchester Orchestra have teamed up for a Record Store Day single, ‘Architect’.

Calling up Hutchison during his band’s recent trip to Los Angeles, he spills the beans on their forthcoming collaboration. The remarkable part? The two men haven’t even met yet. “I’ve yet to meet Andy!” reveals Scott, during our transatlantic call. “I knew that he’d been a fan, and I’d been a fan - more of his solo stuff. I really like Manchester Orchestra, but I love his solo records as Right Away! Great Captain. So, we got in touch.

“We started emailing and texting and he was like, ‘Let’s do a song!’ We sent voice memos to each other over our phones, and emailed parts of songs and started to put something together. I wrote the basis of the song and he put a bunch of vocals on it and wrote the second verse, and added so much to it. It was lovely.”

And before we’ve even heard the track, we’re desperate to discover if this could continue. Surely, if the duo could work so successfully over email, something really special could happen when the pair finally do meet?

“It’s just one song for now, for this Record Store release, and I believe he has done a song with the band Grouplove, as well, which is the other one on the double-A side. But, we’re talking about it and we’d both really like to continue the process; it was something that we both enjoyed.

“I just actually would like to meet him! It would be good to sit down in a room together at some point in the future when we both have time, and throw together a few songs in a shorter space of time. Maybe it’s something if we could get enough material together, we could tour it.”

Scott Hutchison and Andy Hull’s new single ‘Architect’ will be released on 20th April for Record Store Day.

Taken from the April 2013 issue of DIY, available now. For more details click here.

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