In the search for the finest frontman British rock has to offer right now, Frank Carter’s name is never too far from the mix.
And if there’s anything to take away from tonight, it’s that the sharp success of the Rattlesnakes is only making this singer a stronger force to be reckoned with.
It’s a cult-like atmosphere that shrouds this and every single one of Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes’ shows. They’re met with a loyalty that few musicians command, but as fans belt out the lyrics to Juggernaut, Devil Inside Me and Fangs like they’re old classics, there’s no ignoring the effect this band have already had on British rock fans.
Photo taken at Vans Warped Tour 2015
Beautiful Death is a moment unlike any other. Detailing the story behind the most heartfelt lyrics he penned on 2015’s Blossom, Frank asks fans to crouch on the floor. This isn’t a clichéd call for synchronised jumping though, as instead we fall silent for the entirety of the song’s heart wrenching four minutes. As far as emotional hardcore shows go, this will prove unforgettable.
“This is my favourite venue in the world,” Frank proclaims before a finale rendition of I Hate You. “I’ve played here with every band I’ve been in,” he adds. Given that tonight’s 500-capacity show was moved to Camden’s Underworld just hours before doors says it all really. The band didn’t want a barrier and as they surf above our heads, guitars and all, we couldn’t have imagined it any other way.
Photo taken at Borderline, London
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