To celebrate the release of their magnificent new album and as part of our Frightened Rabbit takeover, we've asked drummer Grant Hutchison to guide us through the best pubs and places to grab a pint.
Frontman Scott Hutchison sat down with us for a frank and open conversation about heartache, recovery, LA, The National and the trouble with Miles Kane. And now, for something a little lighter. A guide to where's best to whet your whistle...
"Having lived in many parts of Glasgow it would be nearly impossible for me to mention just one place as the definitive place to go for a pint," says Grant. "So if you'll humour me for a little longer here are a few places I've enjoyed a beer over the years."
1. "RIP Uisge Beatha. Located in the West End, where most people begin their Glasgow life when moving, this was a haven for students, old men and dogs in equal measure. The lack of windows being the initial draw and the selection of whisky and £2 pints of Fosters keeping you holed up there for hours on even the sunniest of days!"
2. "My next boozy love in the West End was Stravaigin. It's where I first discovered Addlestones and where Frightened Rabbit spent its formative years with folk who would come to play a huge part in shaping the band and the start of our career. It's also still the best Bloody Mary in town. Sundays were saved on multiple occasions thanks to this."
3. "After a few years in the west I decided to venture south to Shawlands, and on my first Addlestones search I discovered The Granary. It has since lost a little of its loveliness and also no longer stocks the mighty apple liquid gold, but you can get an Aspall and watch the footy without any bother so it's still worthy of a mention."
4. My current spot for escaping the sun on a nice day and cowering from the light behind a glass of gin is the Allison Arms on Pollokshaws Road. The gin selection is pretty outstanding, as is the pub dog population on a weekend! The honesty fridges at the back are still kind of a novelty, and this makes the bottle selection one of the best in the city. Also Ranjit's Kitchen is right across the road and is one of the best Indian restaurants in Glasgow, serving up traditional Panjabi food. What more could you really want? So next time you're in Glasgow give me a call and we'll go for a drink in the Ally Arms after a curry in Ranjit's."
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Frightened Rabbit release their epic new album, Painting Of A Panic Attack on 8 April. Their upcoming UK tour dates are as follows, with tickets on sale here.
Frightened Rabbit will play:
Tue April 12 2016 - MANCHESTER Academy 2
Wed April 13 2016 - DUNFERMLINE Alhambra
Thu April 14 2016 - LONDON St John At Hackney Church