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Time for a double punch of punk rock! Brit icons Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes have shared their latest single, My Town, featuring none other than Joe Talbot of IDLES.
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The track is their first in over a year and premiered overnight on Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1. It was produced by guitarist Dean Richardson and was heavily inspired by the chaotic world surrounding the band.
“My Town is a bruising metaphor for our collective mental health falling apart after a barrage of lockdowns.” says frontman Frank Carter, who went on to explain the view of each person as a town and its residents.
“It’s easy to dissociate when it’s someone else’s problem, but we are each responsible for keeping the streets clean, looking out for our fellow neighbours and acting with kindness and respect as we walk through life. We can look into this town and see the seedy underbelly, the dirt, the disdain, the undercurrent of hate and despair. And then we are reminded that My Town looks just like yours, and no one gives a fuck at all, and if we don’t start looking after ourselves soon, then we are all going to be in big trouble”.
The band dropped their last record, End of Suffering, back in 2019, attaining an almost perfect score from Hysteria (catch our review here). They followed it up with their biggest Oz headliner to date and sold out the iconic Alexandra Palace in London just before the world shut down.
My Town is available now.