TRACK OF THE DAY (03/11/17): Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes – Spray Paint Love

If there is anything we know about Frank Carter by now it’s that he is not afraid to break the rules and his new single ‘Spray Paint Love’ proves that. This grungy, punk-rock love song might just be Frank’s best work yet; he just keeps getting better.

The video is a trippy blend of bright colours and geometric shapes and features a very stylish Frank sauntering around at quite possibly his sexiest. Blending hard-core punk with bluesy melodies, he is always pushing the boundaries of what people believe to be punk; unafraid to don floral shirts and Gucci suits, Frank smashes stereotypes every single time he performs.

With The Rattlesnakes it seems as though Frank Carter has found his place, his sound, his aesthetic, his confidence. He is exactly where he should be and we couldn’t be happier about it.

So far, 2017 has belonged to The Rattlesnakes. There’s the top 10 album, “Modern Ruin”, which shot to number 7 in the charts upon release in January, the Radio 1 playlists for the singles to date, and of course their sold out shows which have grown in intensity and scale as the year has gone on.

Now the band round off a triumphant year with their fast approaching December dates, which see them bring their trademark intensity and raucous stage presence to some of the biggest Academy venues in the country. If you think the (literal) pyrotechnics at the stage show at Koko were spectacular, just wait till you see them tackle the likes of Brixton Academy. It’s a vast venue to be sure, but if this year has proved anything, it’s that the world is theirs for the taking.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES

01/12 – Bristol, UK – Bristol O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
02/12 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
03/12 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz (SOLD OUT)
05/12 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
06/12 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
07/12 – Norwich, UK – UEA
08/12 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton