Frightened Rabbit: Nothing Like You – Single Review

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Frightened Rabbit continue to build anticipation for their upcoming third album – The Winter of Mixed Drinks – with the second single from it.
Nothing Like You was one of a batch of songs shown off at last years Queen’s Hall gig, where it was given the name Steve. If you caught Frightened Rabbit since then, or tuned in to some of their recent radio sessions, you’ll probably have heard it.
Nothing Like You is a much more immediate affair than last single Swim Until You Can’t See Land was. I must confess that one took a while to really grow on me, but Nothing Like You is one of those songs that grabs you from the off and doesn’t let go until it’s three minutes are up. The PR blurb compares it to The Cure’s Inbetween Days and to be fair if you imagine that song kicked up a notch or two, that’s not far off the mark.
Nothing Like You rattles along at a fair old pace, but is far from being a dumb three minute pop song. It’s energetic, optimistic and packed with the lyrical dexterity we’ve come to expect from Frightened Rabbit.
B-side Learned Your Name is a more sedate affair. Slowed down and gentle, much more reflective and sober than the A-side it doesn’t elicit the same excitement, but neither is it anything close to a let down.
After hearing Nothing Like You I’m officially very excited about hearing the rest of the Winter of Mixed Drinks. We just have to get this pesky short month of February out of the way first.
Embedded below is the video for the single, and if you visit the band’s MUZU channel you can find out all about a competition to win gig tickets.
Nothing Like You is released by Fat Cat Records on February 22nd (23rd in the US and Canada), available on 7″ or to download.

Frightened Rabbit on MUZU