FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES – A Stream Of Hot-Tempered Blasts On New Album ‘STICKY’

17 October 2021

Band: FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES (Hertfordshire, England)
Who: Tattoo punk artist Frank Carter who started to scream with Gallows
(2005-2011), then continued with Pure Love (2011-2014) and rattles
on since 2015 with his Rattlesnakes

New album: STICKY – 4th LP
Released: 15 October 2021
Order info: here

NME says: “A great record borne of hard times. Where the band’s previous
albums explored mental health and toxic masculinity, this one is a pressure
release: loose and spontaneous… This kind of bug-eyed bish-bash-bosh is
exactly what we need from Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes right now.
Great records inevitably come out of shit times, and this is one of them.

Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: After 15 years Frank Carter has become an expert
when it comes to fabricate punked-up and scream-along headbangers to
ignite messy moshpits. Sticky is a stream of hot-tempered blasts that stick
instantly. Carter‘s forceful full-throated voice is the slam-bang engine
dynamizing all 10 cry-outs on this powerhouse longplayer. Touchdown!

Singles/clips: Go Get A Tattoo / My Town

– GO GET A TATTOO –
(Feat. Lynks)

– MY TOWN –
(Feat. Idles’ loudmouth Joe Talbot)

Full album…

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FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES: Facebook

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 40

Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days

1. ‘Off With His Head’ by FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES (UK)

Razzle dazzle punk and tattoo artist Frank Carter unleashes his 4th LP
Sticky next week. Ahead of it, we can taste this new crashing cannonball
feat. loudmouth Cassyette.

Sometimes I wonder when Frank Carter‘s lungs will collapse. At times his vocal powerfulness is off the charts causing the impression that an explosion is in the
air. And when Cassyette joins the scream contest the decibels go up to an illegal
level. Holy smoke!

Here we go…

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2. ‘Pink Lunettes’ by POND (Australia)

Yesterday these psych-rockers from down under released their 9th longplayer called, yes, 9. A surprising mix of bangers to fill dance floors with and reflective ballads. My standout favorite is Pink Lunettes. A kick-ass jackhammer that does your head in, the way you like it.

Here‘s why…

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3. ‘This Blue Mob’ by SHAM FAMILY (Canada)

Fresh band, fresh blood. With their sharp-cutting debut single, they target the never-ending police ferocity/racism as we, unfortunately, know. It’s still a worldwide disease.

“It’s about the aggression and brutality towards people, predominantly BIPOC and
marginalized individuals, alongside the disregard of matters that call for REAL assistance.
We will stand with this message until real change is made in policing
says the band.

This Blue Mob is a turbulent whirlwind storming, with no brakes, towards the
abrupt finish. Blustery guitars, quick-fire pace, and robotic vocals. Touchdown!

Feel the anger here…

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4. ‘In The Padlocked Night’ by COLD EXPECTATIONS (Boston, MA)

Songwriter Steve Prygoda describes what inspired the song: “Love locks, they call
‘em. You see them on fences, overpasses, bridges. In Paris, Amsterdam, or in your own
city. Padlocks encoded with secret messages from lovers, for viewing by strangers. They symbolize love, however transient or permanent.”

This tremendously rushing earworm made me smile instantly, so does the universal
story of expressing your romantic state of mind via a sort of all you need is love graffiti.
And when you embed these fervent feelings in an irresistible, adrenaline-driven stunner,
you want to go out in the street and scream your amorous heart out.

Do it here…

COLD EXPECTATIONS: Facebook

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5.’Run Run Run’ by KURT VILE (USA)

Two weeks ago album I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground
and Nico
came our way, with a cast of big names honoring the iconic band and more
specific their debut masterpiece LP of 1967.

Although – in general – tribute albums are a tricky affair (certainly when you want to honor one of the most iconic bands in rock history), they’re several notable performances on this one. Like here with Kurt Vile doing a great job with one of the key tracks of VU’s classic.

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6. ‘Mass Produce Your Revolution’ by FERAL VICES (Louisville, KY)

This rumbling rock tandem release a 5 song EP titled ‘With Offerings‘ on December 3rd.

About this EP’s taster: “The song is about how we give these massive platforms to people
who really don’t actually know all that much of what they’re talking about. The second part of the song is about how these ultra-rich business people or specifically celebrities are throwing their pocket change into something just for the press and getting even more money out of it than they put in and it all becomes this vicious cycle that we all participate in
.”

‘Mass Produce Your Revolution reflects loud and clear what we can expect next.
The pithy pair balances somewhere in between The Black Keys and Royal Blood.
Boisterous, determinant, and with uncurbed force. Bingo!

Turn up the heat…

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7. ‘Gotta Light‘ by MILD HORSES (London)

Ongoing Krautrock jam spinning around in your head before you’re aware of it.
Magnetic, hypnotic and energetic. Closing piece from new album Ignorance To Enlightenment And Back Again.

The trip
starts here…

Turn Up The Volume’s 20 KNOCKOUT TRACKS Of The Month – AUGUST 2021

Turn Up The Volume‘s 20 Knockout Tracks for August 2021!
A stream of rattling rippers, jagged jams and romantic reveries.

All together on Spotify…

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Knockout by knockout…

‘Before You Gotta Go’ by COURTNEY BARNETT (Australia)

An infectious ditty, bouncing in your head before it ends. If this, simply irresistible, tune doesn’t do anything for  you, you gotta go to your shrink. From Barnett’s new, upcoming album Takes Time, Take Time, out 12th November.

Catchy
as hell…

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‘Hot Summer’ by PRINCE (US)

Summer is only over when it’s over. Still time to move and groove to this disco
stomper from the recently released lost Prince album Welcome To America.

Make your move here, ladies and gents…

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‘Go Get A Tattoo’ by FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES feat. Lynks

Why don’t we all get a tattoo, suggests Frank. I think he’s right, it’s
the only way to really go nuts to this bangtastic jackhammer. From
the band’s 4th longplayer called Sticky, arriving in October.

Smash your TV…

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‘Security’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)

“I’m not looking for trouble, I’m looking for love / Let me in your hard heart Let me in your pub” sings Amyl over and over again with fervency and tons of gusto, while flamed-up guitars go mental. A blast from new album Comfort To Me, out 10th September.

Hit hit hit, Amyl…

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‘Aire & Calder’ by ULTRASOUND (UK)

These passionate British glam-prog rockers unleash a deluxe edition of their
1999 double debut LP Everything Picture on 24 September. More info here.

Here’s a new video clip for one of the album’s highlights ‘Aire And Calder‘…

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‘Soap And Cigarettes‘ by Nun habit (London)

A queer five-piece from London who play fun, fuzzy garage rock. Their songs are a mishmash of influences all pulled together by a love of loud noises, pop tunes, and
having a good time. ‘Soap And Cigarettes‘ is a stand-out knockout from their brand
new album Hedge Fun.

Trust me, you can’t resist this vibrant vibe…


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‘You And Me’ by THE RUDDY RUCKUS (Canada)

This ardent 4-piece flames with force on this new riff-roaring ripper. They operate somewhere between Green Day and Weezer, with peppery panache, gusty guitars,
vivid vocals, and a cracking chorus.

Scream along…

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‘What’s Wrong With People?’ by PESCH (Belgium)

Darkwave electricity from Belgium. Haunting and ominous. You can smell Doomsday waiting around the corner. It’s 2021, folks, we need to fix our problems now. This sickly sticky roller coaster is a call to arms.


What’s wrong
with all of us..

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‘Highway To Hell’ by TOM MORELLO feat. Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello launches his new album titled
The Atlas Underground Fire on 15 October. He invited several friends, like
Springsteen and Vedder for a bombastic version of AC/DC’s classic headbanger.

Yessssss

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‘Queen Of Swords’ by TYPHOID ROSIE (Brooklyn, US)

The speedy and steamy title track is one of the fired-up highlights of the new album of this punked-up Brooklyn squad. A zigzagging collection of amplified belters to start and end post-lockdown parties with. More info here.


Rock
your ass off here…

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‘Money Song’ by ROYAL CASTLES (Canada)

Wham bam, bloody bam! From the kick-off Money Song booms, bangs and batters. Hefty guitars blare in between and raise your blood pressure on the spot. And when the blissful chorus pops up it’s time to leave your cocoon and let your body do its thing. Don’t wait to boost your stream of adrenalin.

Act now, dance now, party now.

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‘And Tomorrow’ by LORE CITY (Portland, US)

A stunning and shadowy top piece from this duo’s equally stunning
album Participation Mystique. And Tomorrow sounds cinematic,
atmospheric and spacey. Join Lore City on their journey.


Listen
today and tomorrow too…


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‘No Regrets’ by SHE/BEAST (Sweden)

Wurlitzer jukeboxes were invented for these 60s inspired humdingers, so they could be played in dark bars downtown were broken hearts gather at midnight. One more thing:
do not mess with SHE/BEAST, she’s not in the mood for fucking assholes and psychos.
And she’s absofuckinglutly right.

Press
play…


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‘Popstar’s Daughters’ by SHAUN RYDER (Manchester, UK)

The Happy Mondays frontman’s brand new solo album
Visits From Future Technology is hip-shaking proof
that he still can fill dance floors.

Here’s the trippy and poppy single…

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‘All Nations’ by NADINE GAGNE and The Star Nation Collective (British Columbia)

This resonates as a bright sonic light at the end of our troubled world tunnel. Only with togetherness, friendship, mutual respect, equality, harmony and tolerance, humankind can have hope for the future. This tremendously catching chant reflects all that. It’s a joyful, anthem that should be played on radios all over the planet.

“We are all stars, all stars come on now. Rise, rise and shine, gotta stay proud!”

Let’s get together…

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‘Heart Like Chernobyl’ by SOFT CELL (UK)

The song’s title is the gloom and doom harbinger for
a scary, realistic vision of how we live on the edge.

Tainted love…

Lead-single from new album *Happiness Not Included,
out in the Spring of 2022.

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‘See The Light’ by SHAUNA SEETEENAK (Iqaluit, Canada)

We need songs like these in the restless times we live in. Songs of hope, songs of consolation, songs of inspiration. Shauna wants humankind to fight to see the light
(at the end of the tunnel) again. Her thoughts are embedded in a starry-eyed and
instantly enthralling groove that hops from dreamy pop to hip-swaying rap and back.

See the light here…

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‘Nowhere’ by THE BLACK FEVER (Toronto)

Nowhere sounds like a desperation song, but one that has a deeply felt effect on your psyche, on your state-of-2021-mind. This spellbound jam is driven by melancholic guitar lines, reminding me of Interpol‘s electrically-charged drive. Affecting and soul-stirring fever.

Check it out…


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‘Skin’ by BASEMENT REVOLVER (Hamilton, Canada)

An inspiring reverie for the countless girls/women and boys/men worldwide, struggling with the looks of their body when it doesn’t correspond with society’s everlasting sexist perception of how a body should look like, as we all know. Skin is an instantly heartfelt
slo-mo musing, turning after a distorted guitar intro, into a vocal and musical pearl, with touching piano play. I’m sure The Sundays‘s Harriet Wheeler would love it.

Open your ears and eyes here…

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‘You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son’ by PORRIDGE RADIO (Brighton, UK)

Porridge Radio‘s leading Amazon Dana Margolin is a fan of Canadian rockers Wolf Parade. Here’s her  terrifically gripping rendition of the band’s 2005 composition.

Just beautiful…

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 32

What happened this past week…

Turn Up The Volume‘s selection of
7 firecrackers from the past 7 days.

This week’s Magnificent Seven on Spotify

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1. ‘Not Alone But Not With You’ by ARXX (Brighton, UK)
Rollicking-riff-rocker from start to finish. These two frisky Brighton amazons know
how to make your head spin 360°. Touchdown. Just added it to my end-of-the-year list.

2. ‘Horse Latitudes’ by VOKA GENTLE (Wigan, UK)
Identity crisis? Play this punked-up, sickly sticky steamroller on repeat. I’m
sure it will help to find your way, and it’s so much cheaper than therapy.


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3. ‘Before You Gotta Go’ by COURTNEY BARNETT (Australia)
An impossible-to-resist earworm from her new, upcoming album.
Things Take Time, Take Time, out 12th November

4. ‘Future Stuff’ by JONFIN (Chicago, US)
Imagine the Lemonheads getting under your skin with a jiving
jingle jangle vibe like this. Yes, pretty ear-pleasing stuff. Score!


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5. ‘Go Get A Tattoo’ by FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES (UK)
Frank advises everybody to smash their TV and get a tattoo. Sounds like big fun. This bangtastic jackhammer is part of his upcoming longplayer Sticky. Out on 15 October.

6. ‘No Regrets’ by SHE/BEAST (Malmö, Sweden)
For smooth romantic tunes like these, Wurlitzer jukeboxes were invented so
these humdingers could be played in shadowy bars downtown at midnight.


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7. ‘Harmonizer’ by TY SEGALL (Los Angeles)
Fuzzing and buzzing title track from the album that fell out of
the blue sonic sky without a warning. That’s Ty Segall for you, folks.

See/hear you next week, music junkies

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES – Smash Your TV And ‘GO GET A TATTOO’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

13 August 2021

Band: FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES (Hertfordshire, England)
Who: Tattoo punk artist Frank Carter who started to scream with Gallows
(2005-2011), then continued with Pure Love (2011-2014) and rattles
on since 2015 with his Rattlesnakes

New album: STICKY – 4th LP
Out: 15 October 2021
Order info: here

New single: GO GET A TATTOO feat. LYNKS
Second taster after lead-single/title track Sticky

It’s Friday the 13th, so why don’t we all get a tattoo, suggests
Frank. I think he’s totally right, it’s the only way to really go nuts
to this bangtastic jackhammer. Capice?

Smash your TV and get one…

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES: Facebook

New album STICKY out 15th October 2021

Drunk FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES Drop New Punk & Roll Single ‘STICKY’

6 July 2021

Band: FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES (Hertfordshire, England)
Who: Tattoo punk artist Carter who started to scream with Gallows (2005-2011),
then continued with Pure Love (2011-2014) and rattles on since 2015 with
his Rattlesnakes

New album: STICKY – 4th LP
Out: 15 October 2021
Order info: here

New single: STICKY – the title track

“About that moment where you’re drunk at a bus stop at 3AM.
You know there are no more buses, but you sit there anyway
because you’re too fucked to figure out your options. Your kebab
is on the floor, there’s a Stella in your pocket, and you’re woken
up by a dirty little fox eating your shoes”
says Carter.

Sticky is a sharp-cutting punk & roll sledgehammer
for boozy nights that get out of hand.

Bottoms up…

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES: Facebook

New album STICKY out 15th October 2021

(pic on top: Press photo via bands’s FB)

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES Share New Smashing Single – Here’s ‘CROWBAR’…

Brand new sonic impulses

British punk force FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES release the follow-up to their second LP  Modern Ruin, entitled END OF SUFFERING, named after the Buddhist term for enlightenment, on 3 May. But first lead single CROWBAR. A short smashing slam, starting with a pumping bass riff before exploding fiercely. Here’s the eerie clip ending with a bouncy moshpit…

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES: Facebook


Artwork new album END OF SUFFERING – out 3 May

(pic on top: FB FC & The Rattlesnakes)