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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Sticky7

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sticky
International Death Cult

It’s been a minute since 2019’s End Of Suffering, but it seems Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are finally ready to make their grand return. With new album Sticky due out in October, it’s time to prepare ourselves for an onslaught of new Rattlesnakes content — we got the first taste back in April with Joe Talbot feature My Town, and the title-track Sticky packs even more of a punch. Mixing drunken introspection with a ferocious, cut-throat attitude, Sticky immediately feels like a classic Rattlesnakes track.

The main draw of Carter is undoubtedly his irresistible punk rock presence — his vocals alone are dripping with charm, rousing movement in just about any idle listener. Sticky embodies this gorgeously, the recording not-quite polished in a way that captures the raw, feral energy of a Rattlesnakes live show.

Speaking of live shows, as with all Rattlesnakes’ tracks, Sticky is sure to take on an entirely new life when we catch it live on the group’s November tour. The track builds in a way that is clearly designed with crowd carnage in mind. Hectic instrumentals grow in power, circle-pit ready tempo in tow, as Carter spouts out obscene calls of “STICKY, STICKY!”

What with the performance of two other tracks off of Sticky at Download Pilot Festival last month (Go Get A Tattoo and Cassyette feature Off With His Head), it’s fair to say this October release is shaping up to be quite an album. Prepare yourselves.

Pre-order Sticky here.