Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes release new single “Go Get A Tattoo”
Critically acclaimed British punk rockers Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have released their new single “Go Get A Tattoo” with Lynks, the latest offering from their upcoming album Sticky, released on Friday October 15th via AWAL Recordings. CLICK HERE to download / stream. Sounding like turbo madness or The Specials, “Go Get A Tattoo” is an irreverent ode to tattooing, Carter’s other full-time gig and her own East London tattoo shop that couldn’t open. its doors due to the pandemic. CLICK HERE to watch the official music video for “Go Get A Tattoo”, directed by Thomas Davis (Alfie Templeman, beabadoobee), which premiered with Consequence. Sticky, the band’s fourth full studio album, is available for pre-order now on all DSPs and each digital pre-recording will include an instant download of “Go Get A Tattoo” as well as previously released singles “My Town” and “Sticky” – CLICK HERE.
“This song is a love letter to tattooing and how it made me feel over the years,” Carter shares. “Without a tattoo, I wouldn’t be the person I am. It allows me to connect with my friends, family and fans, and bond with people to create memories that can last a lifetime. . I signed the lease for my first ever Rose of Mercy tattoo shop on March 1, 2020. Within 3 weeks we were closed and I didn’t know when we were going to open. I don’t know if I ever really took tattooing for granted (wish I thought I always had respect for it), but I know I will never take it for granted in the future, and when this global pandemic is over, I will travel more and i will be tattooing constantly as it is a gift and should be shared. So if you are stuck in a rut, or need to mark a big moment, or fancy a permanent change, or want just look cooler, look for the rose. “
Sticky, produced by the band’s other co-founder, Dean Richardson (guitar, synth / keyboards), marks the next step for The Rattlesnakes and solidifies Carter and Richardson’s association as one of the most exciting partnerships in the world. punk rock and Carter (formerly of Gallows and Pure Love) as the vital voice of British music, rallying against injustice, patriarchy, right-wing politics and toxic masculinity. Their sound practically comes out of the speakers of the next collection with a new frankness and immediacy and Carter sounds like an untamed force of nature, playing the mischievous threat of Keith Flint one minute, Sid Vicious the next.
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes introduced this new chapter in the spring with the single “My Town” with IDLES frontman Joe Talbot, which has already amassed over 2 million plays. Described by Carter as “a metaphor for the collapse of our collective sanity,” the fierce track that stands out is about people who have had to deal with issues they avoid and come to terms with the fact that we are all the same and in this set – CLICK HERE to watch the official music video for “My Town”. The 10-track album, the sequel to 2019’s famed End of Suffering, also features the title track “Sticky”, a surly call to arms, and additional guests from Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie and British singer Cassyette. Full list of tracks for Sticky below.
Known as one of the best live bands in the UK, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, who have supported Foo Fighters, Bring Me The Horizon and Sum 41 and recently ran the Download Pilot Festival, will be headlining toured across the UK later this year to support the release of Sticky followed by a full European release in early 2022; visit www.andtherattlesnakes.com for all upcoming tour dates.
Since their debut in 2015, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, who have racked up nearly 140 million streams worldwide, have built a reputation for mind-blowing hymns that owe as much to sullen desert rock as they do to hardcore and power- pop. They redefine punk rock with a sound that straddles eras and genres, putting The Rattlesnakes in a league of its own, while challenging tired clichés and remaking the world. Carter speaks particularly candidly about mental health and how it changed her outlook on masculinity, using her voice and platform to break down societal norms and barriers. The group also fostered a safe, respectful and inclusive environment during their live performances, encouraging equality and empowerment with their fans.
STICKY TRACK LIST
2. Cupid’s Arrow
3. The Bang Bang feat. Lynks
4. Bring him to the brink
5. My city feat. Joe talbot
6. Go Get A Tattoo feat. Lynks
7. Off With His Head feat. Cassyette
8. Queen of Cobras
9. Rat race
10. The exploit of original sin. Bobby gillespie
Photo credit: Jenny Brough