The dynamic British rock band Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, formed in 2015, have released their latest single, “Brambles“, giving fans a taste of what to expect from their upcoming album, Dark Rainbow, set to be released on January 26th 2024 under the record label International Death Cult/AWAL. This highly anticipated album is sure to captivate listeners with its unique blend of rock, punk rock, and hardcore genres.
Led by the bands Frontman Frank Carter and accompanied by the talented guitarist Dean Richardson, the band has gained a reputation for their electrifying live performances. Their music style, as described by Carter himself, bridges the gap between indie, punk, and rock and roll, creating a sound that is both raw and powerful.
In 2017 Carter described his genre of music to the BBC, Carter expressed his belief that punk is more than just a sound or fashion, but rather a mindset. This mindset is evident in the band’s music, which often tackles themes of rebellion, self-expression, and societal issues. He said “Perfectly fill the gap between indie, punk and rock and roll. Punk to me is not a sound, it’s not a fashion, it’s not a lifestyle. It’s a mindset. You either have it or you don’t.” Sounds from the band back in 2017, including the widely acclaimed track “Wild Flowers“, highlights on the insights shared by Frank Carter during his interview with the BBC.
The album Dark Rainbow, showcases the band’s ability to create a melancholic yet catchy tune. As described by Frank Carter himself, the song “Brambles” delves into the complexities of love, exploring the thorny nature of relationships and the dangers of becoming lost in them. With its heartfelt lyrics and infectious melodies, “Brambles” is sure to resonate with listeners on a deep emotional level. The Singer said, “Brambles is a melancholic bop born from the bramble thorns of love we let grow around us until we are tangled with no method of escaping unscathed. Like our neural pathways become stronger and deeper with each unconscious action, the thorns of love hook deeper and the brambles wrap tighter until we are barely recognisable and even our loved ones can no longer comfort us or lead us to safety for fear of being cut and torn themselves. An ode to the passion of love and a warning not to get lost in it when you go looking.”
The band took to social media to share their excitement about the new video for the single, hinting at the fun time they had during its creation. They stated, “Don’t mind me, just dancing with Brambles.”
As fans eagerly await the release of Dark Rainbow, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes continue to push boundaries and defy expectations with their unique sound and thought-provoking lyrics. With their energetic live performances and their ability to seamlessly blend genres, this band is undoubtedly one to watch in the rock music scene.
In addition to their new album, the band has also announced via their social media a UK tour to delight their fans. The band said, “Our new album, Dark Rainbow, drops on January 26, 2024. The first single, Man Of The Hour, is out now. We’re also pleased to announce that Dark Rainbow will be hitting stages worldwide. For early access to UK and Europe shows, pre-order the album from the official UK store. Worldwide General on-sale starts on Friday, October 6th, for worldwide access. Link in bio.”
Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes UK Tour 2024 dates, purchase tickets here.
06/02/2024 The Great Hall Cardiff Uni Students Union – Cardiff
07/02 – O2 Academy Bristol – Bristol
09/02 – Manchester Academy – Manchester
10/02 – Northumbria Students Union – Newcastle
11/02 – Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow
13/02 – O2- Academy Leeds – Leeds
14/02 – Wulfrun Hall – Wolverhampton
15/02 – Roundhouse – London
16/02 – Roundhouse – London