OWL JOHN Self-Titled Debut Album Out 8/5
Owl John, aka Scott Hutchison of critically acclaimed Scottish group Frightened Rabbit, is proud to announce the release of his self-titled debut album, out August 5 on Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records. Hutchison has announced a handful of North American tour dates traveling around the West Coast through the end of the month. For more ticket information and tour updates, please visit http://owljohn.com. The record, produced by Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit and good friend Simon Liddell of Olympic Swimmers, was recorded between the Isle of Mull in Scotland and the West Coast of America. The first unveil of Owl John came with Hate Music, which can be listened to here.
The Owl John album was born of Scott's desire to get creatively inspired ahead of the next Frightened Rabbit record, and with the rest of the band on a break following the release of their 4th album Pedestrian Verse (their first with Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records). Scott headed to the Isle of Mull with the mission to write and record an album in two weeks. With Andy and Simon (who also plays guitar in Frightened Rabbit's live band), they hired a space in the Island's Tobermory Arts Centre, 'An Tobar.' For a fortnight they made music by day and drank whisky by night; at the end, an album was made and 'Owl John' was born.
The Owl John album, which showcases Scott's trademark brutal honesty, sees a different direction from the music of Frightened Rabbit. While still remaining raw, powerful and often heart-breaking, 'Owl John' shows a different side of Scott as a songwriter.