Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Premieres New Song “Parasite” on BBC Radio 1
British punk rock band Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, consisting of Frank Carter (lead vocals), Dean Richardson (guitar), Tom "Tank" Barclay (bass) and Gareth Grover (drums), premiered a new song “Parasite” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The song follows up “The Drugs” featuring Jamie T, which was released in October.
It was written by Frank Carter, and Dean Richardson who also produced the track.
Frank Carter said of the song, “‘Parasite’ was conceived on a particularly brutal trip to the seaside where both Dean and I were in a difficult time in our lives and feeling low. It rained for a week straight and I visited Beachy Head every day and I walked the beaches below the cliff and stared at the sea. I spent hours on the phone to various friends around the world and listened to their relationship problems but I had no words of comfort, no solutions to find. Instead, I just listened and I soaked it up. The collective witnessed horrors of the worldwide dating pool seemed to mirror experiences closer to home. On the last day of the trip at midnight I began writing and by 3am a new Parasite had been discovered.”
- Frank Carter told Clara Amfo, “I mean, I find myself quite often a shoulder for people when they're feeling like they need to vent, and so like, I was here. It was it was one of those I just was hearing a lot of the same things. And then at the same time, I was reading a lot and I was really trying to understand my place in the world as well. I guess that light that was being shone on a lot of present circumstances away from me made me really look at like, the circumstances I've been through in the past maybe and I guess just was trying to hold some accountability as well.”
He continued, “There's good love and as far as love and I guess this song is about trying to find a balance when you're, you don't know where you're at and your actions and other people's actions and making sure that you're getting what you deserve. You know truly before you can do that you have to know what it is you deserve. Guess this song ultimately at the bottom is about taking a long hard look at yourself alone. It works the best.”
The band announced a three-night residency at The Underworld in London on December 6-8, 2022.
Frank Carter said, “The Underworld is a legendary London venue; I grew up going to shows there as a kid and saw some of my favourite bands play shows there that changed my life and shaped who I was as a performer. From playing there with Gallows in 2005, to playing Pure Love’s final show there in 2014 and then selling it out a year later with Rattlesnakes, it feels fitting to return to one of the greatest punk rock and metal venues not only in London, but the world to close out 2022 and round off a month of gigs with Rattlesnakes.”
- source : BBC Radio 1