Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes As is customary on ‘these types’ of evenings the ‘Facial Hair per attendee’ ratio was a good 30% higher than a normal gig. Yes ladies and gentlemen a certain Mr Frank Carter was in town with his Rattlesnakes to deliver their own unique brand of English hardcore punk. It was gonna be wild, gonna be raucous and gonna be a whole lot of fun.


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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes It was a high beards per capita ratio and a heavier than normal smattering of black clobber that greeted us at one of Brum's heavier venues ‘The Asylum’ on Saturday night, to see the rather splendid Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, at the rather earlier time of 8.15pm.


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Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes There is always a moment when you know the band you're about to see is on the verge of exploding. Tonight holds that moment and it’s bittersweet. It means the end to a show fuelled by raw hunger, an energy searching for acceptance and instead is replaced by a sense of arrival. Wolverhampton was the last date on the tour to sell out and is often a rarity for a Slade Rooms show, in fact Midlands dates in general. It seems us Midlanders can be lackadaisical in our approach to supporting bands passing through our fair towns; which further reinforces the magnitude of what’s next for this band.


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Interview with 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.


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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Back in June, Frank Carter brought his bunch of Rattlesnakes to the Rainbow for what was only their seventh gig together… Four months later the Rainbow is literally bursting at the seems for their sold out return - but before the main course we had a couple of entrees.


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Pure Love Tonight, Pure Love's headline show at XOYO marks the 1 year anniversary of their first ever show that took place at Bush Hall on February 14th 2012. The Brooklyn based Pure Love, Frank Carter and Jim Carroll have spent the last year playing storming, riotous shows up and down the UK. In the summer, the duo played a phenomenal set at Reading and Leeds festival, drawing in crowds of over 10,000 and cementing Carter as one of the UK’s most exciting and prolific frontmen. Gig Junkies very own photographer Jordan got to shoot the duo's Valentine’s day gig, we hope you like what he saw. Were you there? We would love to hear what you thought. Tweet us @GigJunkies, or post your comments on our Facebook page and we'll put your thoughts, right here alongside the photos.


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Ghostfest DAY 2 Headliners Gallows stepped onstage 25 minutes late, lapping up the air of anticipation which permeated the room. They dedicated a song to Yorkshire in honour of their headline performance in Leeds, renaming ‘London Is The Reason’ to ‘Yorkshire Is The Reason’ which had the crowd chanting along. They played almost an hour of their trademark sing-along hardcore punk, peppered with Frank Carter’s uninsightful, cheeky and cocky banter.


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Gallows It’s a little quiet as Rolo Tomassi come on stage, and it seems that the majority of the audience that are here so early have come from school, not work. Which is a real shame, as a band like Rolo are really wasted on these kids, with epic soundscapes, insanely technical guitar work, brutal screaming, and pure un-tamed ferocity this band put in more energy than all the kids in the room together...


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