The Rescue Rooms archives: 2016


  • Sunday 6th November 2016
  • Supported by: Dead! + Thee MVPs

2016 Frank Carter Poster

Frank Carter crashed back into our lives last year alongside his Rattlesnakes with their debut album ‘Blossom’. “It was an exorcism. It was very cathartic,” explains Frank with a grin. “I needed to get everything out as quickly as possible and wasn’t really too concerned about how rough around the edges it was. It was a haemorrhage, pretty much.” Now, they’re in the studio working on a follow up, and “this time around, it’s much more considered. We’ve got an opportunity now to show who I really am, and I change a lot. We all do.”

“The whole point of ‘Blossom’ was to show people that I hadn’t weathered,” he starts. “I wasn’t worn out. I was fucking sharp and angry and I could present a performance at the same speed and intensity as all your favourite new bands. I’m thirty-two, most of these kids are twenty, but age ain’t nothing but a number. I feel like I’m in a really good place and with album two, we want to really push the boundaries of what we were capable of.”

Frank Carter has never been static. With Gallows, Pure Love and now with The Rattlesnakes, he’s made a point to charge head first onwards. “We’re trying to change things up and show that there’s more to us than beat downs and blood. We write really good songs and that’s what we want to be remembered for. Not for the carnival around it. We want to be remembered for the songs and ultimately, if you’re in a band and people only go and see you because they think you’re going to be violent, that’s counter-productive. That’s not why I’m here.”

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