Four albums in and Frightened Rabbit are dab-hands at this business now. Their brand of melancholic indie is distinctively Scottish yet its appeal has spread far beyond the country's borders. Now signed to a major label, they have grown in sound and commercial stature, all the while maintaining the folk sensibilities and emotional awareness that hooked both independent and mainstream interest. Painting of a Panic Attack brings this sensitivity to the fore. The product of Hutchinson's time spent living in L.A. while his bandmates resided on the other side of the Atlantic, it's a record that swells with the longing for home and the anxiety that having a new place to call home brings.

Opener 'Death Dream' lays these emotions out from the offset. Hutchinson sounds like the musical equivalent of a spaniel's wide eyes as he gazes at you longingly - you can't help but feel a little sorry for him. This is matched by the production. Minimal piano lines form a foundation for the track, while strings ache and yearn towards the back of the mix. It's an aesthetic we have heard before in Frightened Rabbit's music, but this time it's enhanced thanks to The National's Aaron Dessner behind the mixing desk. Dessner's familiar, gloomy stamp is emblazoned across the record, seeping through the layers of melancholic instrumentation and setting an often slower pace than we are used to with the Scottish quartet.

While much of the record stems from the detachment Hutchinson felt after moving to the other side of the world, Frightened Rabbit's dolefulness on Painting of a Panic Attack had other catalysts. The departure of band member Gordon Skene in 2014 may well have added to the sense of longing displayed across the 12 tracks, whether Frightened Rabbit realise it or not. 'I Wish I Was Sober' appears to broach both these issues in an abstract way; the contemplation of getting older and the struggle of trying to comprehend the changes that the group have been through. This track is one of several on the record that, in classic FR style, go from yearning sadness to anthemia without skipping a beat. It's a coping mechanism, a strenuous attempt to break through the depression and come out on the other side. It works too, as following track 'Woke Up Hurting' is an airwaves-ready anthem of acceptance.

While the album's opener set out a statement of intent, its closer is the perfect opposite bookend. 'Die Like a Rich Boy' is one of the records most stripped-back moments, led by an acoustic guitar accompanied by circling, mournful strings. It's urban folk at its most poignant - Hutchinson reflects on "switchblade days" and "car-crime babies" with both distaste and a hint of rose-tinted nostalgia. This wistful melancholia, despite their best efforts to overcome it, is the secret to Frightened Rabbit's success. Painting Of a Panic Attack, while not their best release musically, may well be their most emotionally mature.