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Album Review – Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, End of Suffering

Let me start with a confession. I had little idea who Frank Carter was before listening to this album. I keep being told that I’ll love his band. The word is that they’re crazy live and great Punk Rock. A quick bit of research and I realise that Frank Carter was the lead singer with […]

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Slam Dunk Midlands @ NEC 28 May, 2018

Two days down and one to go; people are arriving in droves to see Slam Dunk’s ultimate performance in the Midlands. Whether you want unapologetic hardcore rock like The Devil Wears Prada or the noughties nostalgia that Jimmy Eat World has to offer, Slam Dunk is guaranteed to suit a variety tastes. Having this combination […]

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Frank Carter @ 02 Academy, 2 December, 2017

Tonight I visited the 02 Academy Birmingham for one of the best live acts around at the moment;  Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. Known far and wide for his onstage presence and eccentric personality, the former Gallows frontman loves interaction with the fans at his shows and when I saw them at 2000 Trees Fest […]

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Frank Carter Interview November 2016

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes are certainly not hanging about. Their current tour is the fourth UK outing for début album Blossom and they’re already on the cusp of releasing their second album, Modern Ruin. All that and the band isn’t two years old yet! Birmingham Live! got the chance to catch up with Frank […]

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes + London’s Dead! + Thee MVPs @ The Slade Rooms, 15th November, 2016

If support acts are meant to echo elements of the evening’s headliners then Thee MVPs represent the punk element of Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes as they take to the stage in support of him this evening. Performing fun riff led pop songs to an ever growing audience, the band do well to be engaging […]

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes + Milk Teeth + Loom @ The Rainbow, 7 June 2015

In a performance filled literally with blood, spit and tears, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes proved tonight at The Rainbow in Birmingham that that music still matters. With the Sunday sunshine still filtering through the skylights of the back room at The Rainbow, Loom kicked things off with a dose of punk attitude, and a […]

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Album Review – Anthems by Pure Love

In July 2011, Frank Carter announced his departure from hardcore punk outfit Gallows to pursue a different band entitled Pure Love. Veering more towards the alternative rock side of proceedings, it gave Frank a chance to demonstrate his talents as a singer, whilst still proving to be the incredible front man he always has been. […]

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Pure Love + Chain of Flowers @ Glee Club, Birmingham – 18th July 2012

Breaking up is hard to do! This age old adage will have been no more apparent than to the hordes of Gallows fans who, almost a year ago to the day, were informed that their beloved Frank Carter was to leave the band that he’d led for the previous six years. In July 2011, Carter […]

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Gallows + Every Time I Die + Rolo Tomassi @ Birmingham Academy – 16th May 2009

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, […]

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New Model Army @ o2 Institute, 10th January 2020

A somewhat delayed gig, due to illness, New Model Army finally played the second city to promote last years ‘From […]

Saving Grace + The Rails @ Town Hall, 22nd December 2019

And so, to the final gig of the year (for me) and come to that matter the final gig of […]

UB40 @ Arena Birmingham, 21st December 2019

All-time favourites and loved worldwide UB40 returned to Birmingham for their Christmas Hometown Show, bringing together people of all ages […]

Sea Girls @ Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, 12 December 2019

Call it luck, call it kismet, the moment when you and a favourite band just happen to be in the […]

Hiss Golden Messenger + Olivia Chaney @ Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, 11th December 2019

Having dedicated a sizeable chunk of 2019 to touring North America, Hiss Golden Messenger finally land upon our shores in […]

Melanie Martinez @ o2 Academy, 8 December 2019

Melanie Martinez is an American singer-songwriter, actress and director rising to fame in 2012 after appearing on the American television […]