ALBUM REVIEW: Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes – Dark Rainbow | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 26.01.24







Each of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes’ albums have marked a departure from its predecessor in both sound and style – and their fifth is no exception.

Man Of The Hour, the tastefully earworm-ish leading single, demonstrates the variety of the album; verging on hypnotic dream pop at first, Carter’s knife-sharp vocals soon cut through atop a rumbling barrage of bass. From the bombastic opener Honey to the more delicate closing title track, Dark Rainbow is defined by its chopping and changing indie style within and between tracks. A far cry from their hardcore roots, this album is often balladic, featuring piano, strings and themes of nature, though driven by the return of a rockier sound missed by many of their fans.


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