Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are today sharing new single Brambles, the second song to be taken from their forthcoming album ‘Dark Rainbow’, out 26th January 2024. It follows recent new album cut Man of the Hour, which saw support across BBC Radio 1 from Clara Amfo, Dan P Carter and Jack Saunders, as well as at Clash, Scenestr, Kill your Stereo, DIY, Dork, Evening Standard, HEAVY Mag, Guitar World, Kerrang!, The Line of Best Fit, Louder, NME, Rock Sound, Rolling Stone UK and more.
Brambles comes on with a palpable sense of foreboding and menace, and arrives as something of a plea for a perfect love. It’s a song that probes for an answer to why we give ourselves over to the pain that can come from relationships, Carter singing “Why does our love feel like brambles?”
It’s another song that leans into ‘Dark Rainbow’s path of self-evaluation and reflection. Brambles’ claustrophobic atmosphere is ripped apart as Carter‘s roaring vocal bursts the chorus wide open. Frank Carter explains further: “Brambles is a melancholic bop born from the bramble thorns of love we let grow around us until we are tangled with no method of escaping unscathed. Like our neural pathways become stronger and deeper with each unconscious action, the thorns of love hook deeper and the brambles wrap tighter until we are barely recognisable and even our loved ones can no longer comfort us or lead us to safety for fear of being cut and torn themselves. An ode to the passion of love and a warning not to get lost in it when you go looking.”
In the wake of ‘Dark Rainbow’s release in January, the band will also be embarking on their biggest tour to date as they announce details of headline shows through the UK, Europe, Australia and USA for 2024.
FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES
2024 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Tuesday 16th April – Magnet House – Perth, WA
Thursday 18th April – The Gov – Adelaide, SA
Friday 19th April – 170 Russell – Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th April – Barwon Club – Geelong, VIC
Tuesday 23rd April – The Triffid – Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 24th April – Crowbar – Sydney, NSW
With thanks to Crowd Favourite