That's right, readers - Selkirk's Frightened Rabbit have been staring down the headlamps of fame since 2003, although it was to take three years for their debut album, "Sing The Greys", to appear to a muffled response from critics and onlookers alike.
But subsequent albums have continued to stir the souls of many a music fan with a small level of paydirt being achieved on the 2010 album, "The Winter of Mixed Drinks". A Top 75 placing has so far been enough to sustain some momentum with several festival organisers beckoning the band onto many line-ups during the following couple of years. This year saw them support Biffy Clyro at their iTunes Festival show in September, just as the latest EP "State Hospital" hit the servers and shelves. With it came the reward of another minor chart hit and the prospect of an American tour, the last action on Frightened Rabbit's calendar this year.
Which means that 2013 is going to be busier than ever. A fourth studio album is looming, according to front-man Scott Hutchison, all of which translates into more live shows - and there are a lot of them planned for 2013. Seventeen, to be exact. First stop on 8th February is Norwich, followed by Birmingham, Portsmouth, Brighton, London and lots more until winding up on home soil with a trio of Scottish shows that concludes in Glasgow on 28th February.
We will have tickets to all their shows from 9am on Friday 19th October, with prices starting at £12.50. The new album should be out at around the same time as the tour.