SCOTT Hutchison started releasing music as Frightened Rabbit back in 2003, in his hometown of Selkirk.

Relocating to Glasgow and joining forces with brother Grant, the band recorded their debut, Sing The Greys, in 2006, with small indie label Hits the Fan.

They soon recruited guitarist Billy Kennedy and signed to Brighton’s Fat Cat Records, who released their second album, The Midnight Organ Fight, in 2008.

That album was a commercial and critical hit in the UK and US, allowing the bandmates to become musicians full-time.

The songs on that album were written just after Hutchison had left art school, and was living in a tiny flat, struggling for work. They document a doomed and damned on-and-off relationship that spanned several years.

The Winter of Mixed Drinks followed in 2010 and Pedestrian Verse arrived in 2013.

By the time of the last album, Painting of a Panic Attack, the band had expanded to five members, with Andy Monaghan and Simon Liddell joining.

Hutchison also released a solo album under the name OwlJohn in 2014.

Earlier this year he formed indie supergroup Mastersystem with musicians from the Editors, and Minor Victories, along with Grant.

Last month they released a grungy debut called Dance Music.

Hutchison never seemed to stop working and had already begun working on a sixth Frightened Rabbit album.

After a sell-out tour to mark the tenth anniversary of The Midnight Organ Fight, he and the band had organised a festival in Glasgow.

They were due to appear at festivals over the summer, including Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival.

Back in 2010, he explained the reason behind calling the band Frightened Rabbit.

“The name came about from a nickname that my parents gave me when I was younger,” Hutchison said. “I was extremely socially awkward as a child to the point of basically sitting in a corner at all kids’ social occasions. I didn’t really want to talk to anyone, so I’d have this frankly terrified look on my face, and it came from that.

“Dad used to call me ‘frightened rabbit’ because of that wide-eyed glare that I’d be giving the room whilst, you know, I just wanted to get out of there.”