The Twilight Sad have released a live cover of Frightened Rabbit‘s ‘Keep Yourself Warm’.

The track was recorded, by Michael Brennan, at Glasgow Hydro as the band supported The Cure on their European tour last December.

Available exclusively on Bandcamp on a pay-what-you-want basis, all proceeds will go to Tiny Changes, the charity set up by the family of the late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison.

‘Keep Yourself Warm’ has become something of a Twilight Sad live staple in recent years, the Kilsyth act first performing the track at Primavera in 2018, just weeks after Hutchison’s passing.

Grant Hutchison – Scott’s brother, and now The Twilight Sad’s drummer following the dissolution of Frightened Rabbit – said of the cover via Instagram: “Still getting to play this song and hear Scott’s lyrics sung with the same passion as he did has been an incredible thing.”.

“It’s hard to describe how much @thetwilightsad means to me but the space those people and their music hold in my heart is infinite. This is how we keep Scott’s stories alive and this is how we teach youngsters about taking drugs and fucking…”

The band have previously covered several Frightened Rabbit tunes in their live sets – including ‘Fast Blood’ at their Celtic Connections show in January – but ‘Keep Yourself Warm’ is the most familiar to Twilight Sad fans. In 2018, frontman James Graham told the NME: “We have been playing ‘Keep Yourself Warm’ and I’ve bawled my eyes out and probably will again, but even if there’s one person in the crowd who loved Scott then it’s worth it.

“I don’t know if other people have had the release that we’ve been able to have. If they see me being a bawling mess on stage, then maybe they’ll realise it’s OK to release these feelings.

“You can not keep this shit inside. After what’s happened with Scott, it proves that you’ve got to share things with each other. It’s never going to get easy. We phone each other and speak about it every day now and it doesn’t feel real at all, but we’ve got a platform to sing Scott’s songs. If we don’t do that, then shame on us. That song’s in our set forever now.”

In related news, the 2013 Frightened Rabbit album ‘Pedestrian Verse’ has just received a 10th anniversary vinyl reissue, as well as a reprinted original lyric notebook.

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