Painting of a Panic Attack

Painting of a Panic Attack
Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack.jpg
Studio album by
Released8 April 2016 (2016-04-08)
GenreIndie rock
LabelAtlantic Records
ProducerAaron Dessner and Frightened Rabbit
Frightened Rabbit chronology
Pedestrian Verse
Painting of a Panic Attack
Singles from Painting of a Panic Attack
  1. "Get Out"
    Released: 2 March 2016
  2. "Woke Up Hurting"
    Released: 4 April 2016

Painting of a Panic Attack is the fifth studio album by Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, released on 8 April 2016.[1] The album was produced by Aaron Dessner, and recorded at his home studio in New York City. It is the only studio album to feature guitarist and keyboardist Simon Liddell, who initially joined the band in a touring capacity to support their previous album, Pedestrian Verse, and is the final album before frontman and founding member Scott Hutchison's death in 2018.

The album was longlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award.[2]


Following an extensive tour in support of the band's previous album, Pedestrian Verse (2013), Frightened Rabbit took a break from band-related activities. During this time, Hutchison moved from Scotland to Los Angeles to live with his girlfriend, and recorded and released a studio album, Owl John (2014), with Andy Monaghan and then-touring guitarist Simon Lidell.

Guitarist and keyboardist Gordon Skene departed from Frightened Rabbit during this time, with the band posting online: "There is no more to tell other than sometimes things just don’t work out and when people have differing opinions often the best option is to simply part ways and get on with life separately."[3] Vocalist and guitarist Scott Hutchison later elaborated: "Without going too far into it, Gordon's personality didn't fit with the band."[4]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]
The A.V. ClubB[7]
The Line of Best Fit8.5/10[8]
Pitchfork Media6.0/10[9]
The Skinny4/5 stars[10]


Publication Accolade Year Rank
The Skinny Top 50 Albums of 2016 2016

Track listing

Standard edition
1."Death Dream"4:06
2."Get Out"3:21
3."I Wish I Was Sober"3:22
4."Woke Up Hurting"3:54
5."Little Drum"3:29
6."Still Want to Be Here"3:52
7."An Otherwise Disappointing Life"3:55
9."Blood Under the Bridge"3:55
10."400 Bones"3:53
11."Lump Street"5:00
12."Die Like a Rich Boy"3:22
Deluxe edition bonus tracks
13."The Wreck"3:10
14."Wait 'Til the Morning"3:18
15."A Lick of Paint"3:42


Chart (2016) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 56
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[13] 91
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 14
US Billboard 200[15] 70


  1. ^ "Frightened Rabbit announce new record Painting Of A Panic Attack, share new music". The Line of Best Fit. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.sayaward.com/history/2017
  3. ^ "Band member departs Frightened Rabbit". The Targe. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  4. ^ Trendell, Andrew. "Frightened Rabbit: 'This Album is a Place for Healing'". gigwise.com. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Painting of a Panic Attack by Frightened Rabbit". Metacritic. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Painting of a Panic Attack". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Restrained and Moodier, Frightened Rabbit Returns". The A.V. Club. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  8. ^ Taylor, Chris (4 April 2016). "Painting of a Panic Attack". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  9. ^ Cohen, Ian (11 April 2016). "Frightened Rabbit: Painting of a Panic Attack". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  10. ^ Bermingham, Finbarr (29 March 2016). "Frightened Rabbit — Painting of a Panic Attack". The Skinny. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2016". The Skinny. December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  12. ^ "CHART WATCH #364". auspOp. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Frightened Rabbit Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  15. ^ "Frightened Rabbit Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 April 2016.

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