Scott Hutchison is a Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist. He is best known as the founding member and primary songwriter of the indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, with whom he has recorded four studio albums. Hutchison is also a member of the musical collective The Fruit Tree Foundation, and has released one solo album, under the moniker Owl John.
Hutchison studied illustration at the Glasgow School of Art, before forming Frightened Rabbit in 2003. Initially a solo project, Hutchison collaborated with his brother Grant on the band’s debut album, Sing the Greys (2006), and recorded the band’s critical breakthrough, The Midnight Organ Fight (2008), as a three-piece.
Following the album’s release, the band’s fanbase expanded significantly and a third studio album, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, was released in 2010. Signing to Atlantic Records, the band released its fourth studio album, Pedestrian Verse, in 2013. The following year, Hutchison recorded a solo album under the name, Owl John. In 2016, the band released its fifth studio album, Painting of a Panic Attack.
Hutchison creates the artwork for each Frightened Rabbit release.