Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will return with a new album called ‘Dark Rainbow‘. It will be released on 26th January 2024 via International Death Cult / AWAL. The news also sees the release of its first single, ‘Man of the Hour’, and UK headline dates.
The fifth album from the duo sees Frank Carter and Dean Richardson taking a more reflective approach with a heavy dose of self-evaluation. “I’m just witnessing the world change so quickly around me and I’m still trying to come to terms with who I am and what the authentic version of me is,” Carter says. “By giving people what I thought they wanted I think I got further and further away from who I actually am, you know? So now, first and foremost, I’m prioritising what I need. Sobriety has been really, really helpful for me.”
While Richardson explained it’s not just the lyrical nature of ‘Dark Rainbow‘ that sees Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes look backwards to move forwards. “Normally we don’t look backwards when making a record, but this has been looking to reach us for a long time,” said Richardson. “Some songs are old ideas reworked, fresh eyes on something that didn’t quite fit on their other records. Some of these songs were lost along the way because basically, we didn’t really give them the space.”
Here are the full details about ‘Dark Rainbow’ by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
2. Man of the Hour
3. Can I Take You Home
4. American Spirit
5. Happier Days
7. Queen of Hearts
8. Sun Bright Golden Happening
10. Self Love
11. A Dark Rainbow
‘Dark Rainbow’ by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will be through International Death Cult / AWAL on January 26th, 2024.
Fans can pre-order/pre-save ‘Dark Rainbow’ here.
Listen to Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes’ New Single – ‘Man of the Hour’
Having experimented with southern gothic balladry and crooning alt-rock in the past, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes‘ new single, ‘Man of the Hour’, sees the duo fully embrace that style. The end result is a stirring number that questions the idea of the “rock star” in 2023.
“We talk about how rock and roll will never die, but we never really talk about how maybe the idea of the rock star should die,” elaborates Carter. “The whole concept and what it means has always been this glamorised moment, but ultimately when I put that suit on, it didn’t go very well for me.”
They’re also touring the UK next year
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will follow up the release of ‘Dark Rainbow‘ with a UK tour in February 2024.
6th The Great Hall, Cardiff
7th O2 Academy, Bristol
9th Academy, Manchester
10th Northumbria Uni Student’s Union, Newcastle
11th Barrowland, Glasgow
13th O2 Academy, Leeds
14th Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
15th Roundhouse, London
16th Roundhouse, London