Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes took on the Wedgewood Rooms with tickets to the show selling out within minutes of going on sale. It is no wonder the sense of anticipation is high. The Wedgewood Rooms holds a capacity of 500 so the venue turned into a hot box as fans pile in.
There is a nostalgic feel as the white boiler suit clad flag bearers Black Futures flag vigorously either side of the stage. It was clear there was inspiration coming significantly from bands such as Nine Inch Nails and Gary Numan. They pay homage to those artists quite plainly.
Black Futures’ mix of industrial chaotic punk had the audience fully captivated. Afterwards, the two flag bearers ditched the flags to join the crowd. The mix of anthems and anarchy was well balanced with Black Futures.
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
The ultimate purpose of the gig was to air the new material coming from the album The End Of Suffering. It is definitely not something you want to miss.
Carter opened a love letter in the form of ‘Wild Flowers’. It is clear that Frank was on fine form before then moving on to blistering ‘Juggernaut’.
Frank dove head first into the crowd during first of the new songs to be aired tonight ‘Tyrant Lizard King’, wasting no time to get the party started.
During new song ‘Heartbreaker’ Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes went on to say that they want to make this a safe space for the whole audience. He was quick to apologise for the middle age males’ actions in the past. (It has been well documented that women are being subjected harassment during gigs)
Furthermore, Carter went on to give assurance to the women in the crowd who want to crowd surf that they will be safe. Many of the women decide to crowd surf in the end. All the while, Carter took the time to touch the hands reaching out to him.
‘Crowbar’ has been the only song so far to be released from The End Of Suffering. The new songs sit perfectly along side the old and sound just as big. Bringing proceedings to a close with a 500 strong choir singing ‘I F*****g Hate You’. It is clear tonight Frank has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. There was nothing to disappoint throughout the night.
The tour continues through to the end of February, albeit sold out now. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, you’re in for a treat. What is certain is that there is a lot to hear this tour and this band are killin’ it.
In the meantime, want to hear the whole album? Sign up to pre-order the band’s new album The End Of Suffering here. The album delivers everything you would expect.
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