Portraits shot by Lee Allen

Frank Carter

Gig Junkies’ Lee and Kirsty sit down to chat with Frank Carter of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes about life on their sold out tour, the new album ‘Modern Ruin’ and ‘the suit’. There’s even a bit of word play thrown in for good measure.


Following a string of sold out and critically acclaimed headline shows in 2016, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes announce a full UK tour for 2017 in support of the highly anticipated album ‘Modern Ruin’, finishing at London’s Koko – his biggest venue to date.

Frank Carter

‘Modern Ruin’ was mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals/ Wolf Alice) and recorded by Thomas Mitchener, the band’s former touring bassist in his own Broadfields Studio, and is quite possibly Carter’s most pronouncedly accessible and fully fleshed yet. Tracks like ‘Acid Veins’ and first single ‘Snake Eyes’, are rough and raw, brutal and pummelling, potent reminders to people that a Carter live show is still one of the most vital and breathtaking experiences one can witness. But then there’s also the stirring, majestic sweep of ‘Wild Flowers’ and the stunning closer ‘Neon Rust’ – over the 12-song span of ‘Modern Ruin’, Carter’s particular vision is celebrated fully and without cliché.

Modern Ruin is released January 27th on International Death Cult/ KLS

Frank Carter

Full tour dates here:

16.03.17 – Norwich, Norwich Waterfront
17.03.17 – Manchester, Academy 2
18.03.17 – Newcastle, Riverside
19.03.17 – Glasgow, St Lukes
21.03.17 – Belfast, Oh Yeah Music Centre
22.03.17 – Dublin, Academy 2
24.03.17 – Leeds, Stylus
25.03.17 – Birmingham, Asylum
26.03.17 – Cardiff, Globe
27.03.17 – Exeter, Phoenix
29.03.17 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
30.03.17 – London, Koko

Tickets are on sale from 10am (GMT) Friday 18th November.

Frank Carter

Modern Ruin is available to pre-order here in following formats:
Digital // CD // Book + CD – Hardback, 200 pages of extended lyrics, behind the scenes photos chronicling the last year of the band through to this new album // Clear Vinyl LP // Split colour vinyl LP // Limited Edition full colour Vinyl LP // Limited Edition, hand numbered, hand ruined, signed hyper deluxe boxset. Contains tri-colour LP, Book / CD, USB key with audio and visual content, pin badge, stickers, guitar picks, an original Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes set list and a hand painted original by Frank Carter.

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