LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 – Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, the British punk outfit helmed by former Gallows’ singer Frank Carter whose music NME said “will have you quaking,” release Modern Ruin on Jan. 27 via International Death Cult/Kobalt Label Services.

The band debuted the new single “Lullaby” via Annie Mac’s show BBC Radio 1, with a stream of the single available now via YouTube: The first track previewed from Modern Ruin, “Snake Eyes,” debuted earlier this summer ( Both songs are available now as instant downloads with pre-orders, which can be found here: while physical copies can be pre-ordered here:

In a recent interview with Annie Mac, Carter said the new album is “about human relationships and how they effect us.” Modern Ruin was mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals/ Wolf Alice) and recorded by Thomas Mitchener, the band’s former touring bassist in his own Broadfields Studio.

Modern Ruin track list:

1. Bluebelle
2. Lullaby
3. Snake Eyes
4. Vampires
5. Wild Flowers
6. Acid Veins
7. God Is My Friend
8. Jackals
9. Thunder
10. Real Life
11. Modern Ruin
12. Neon Rust

North American tour dates will be announced soon. The band’s European and Australian dates are:

October 6 Paris, France La Maroquinerie
October 7 Melkweg, Amsterdam The Netherlands
October 8 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
October 11 Oslo, Norway Parkteatret
October 12 Gothenburg, Sweden Fangeslset
October 13 Stockholm, Sweden Kafe 44
October 14 Copenhagen, Denmark Beta – SOLD OUT
October 16 Berlin, Germany Music & Frieden
October 17 Munich, Germany Orangehouse
October 19 Milan, Italy Legends Club
October 20 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
October 21 Cologne, Germany MTC
October 22 Brussels, Belgium AB Club
October 23 Leeuwarden, The Netherlands Asteriks
October 24 Eindhoven, The Netherlands Dynamo

November 2 Manchester, UK Gorilla – SOLD OUT
November 3 Edinburgh, UK Bongo Club – SOLD OUT
November 4 Aberdeen, UK Tunnels
November 6 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms – SOLD OUT
November 7 Leeds, UK Key Club
November 8 Bristol, UK Fleece – SOLD OUT
November 10 London, UK Electric Ballroom – SOLD OUT
November 11 Bournemouth, UK The Winchesster – SOLD OUT
November 13 Oxford, UK The Bullingdon – SOLD OUT
November 14 Brighton, UK Concorde2
November 15 Wolverhampton, UK Slade Rooms

December 8 Footscray, Australia – The Reverence Hotel
December 9 Footscray, Australia – The Reverence Hotel – SOLD OUT
December 10 Brisbane, Australia The Brightside
December 11 Sydney, Australia Bald Faced Stag

About Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
When we speak of identity in the arts, in the world of British rock music in particular, the very idea of personality is currently a very sparsely deployed one indeed. There was a time – maybe 30, 40 years ago, maybe longer – when punk rock bands and their front men were continually redefining the boundaries of popular culture whilst shielded in an impenetrable shroud of cool. From the likes of the Clash, the Damned and Sex Pistols, right through to the more renegade, mischievous likes of KLF and X-Ray Spex, there was a concept of a sense of recklessness in music that gloriously persisted.

But this is not the world that Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are emerging from. Over the years the musical goalposts have been shifting irrevocably and inevitably, with the result being that the band standout effortlessly in an endless landscape of relentlessly engineered pop acts and manufactured stadium rock. Modern Ruin is their striking response: a daring, boldly anthemic record which also happens to be Carter’s most infectious to date; a distinctive statement of intent which also happens to be filled with some of the most exquisite melodies which will lodge firmly in your head for days.

It also announces the arrival of Carter in the pantheon of some of the great British rock antihero/ heroes of recent times. This is Carter as the ultimate rebel icon, the outsider and fighter, the one who’s constantly breaking the mold and defying convention. It’s a specific path he’s charted ever since he first emerged from the UK underground punk scene with his first band Gallows, through to the poppier turns of Pure Love and finally the intense though melodic head rush of The Rattlesnakes. This may sound idiosyncratic to say the least, but self-analysis seems not to be a skill of Frank Carter. Why should it be? His preoccupation with the wholly immersive and visceral experience of music makes him gloriously flippant where particulars and details are concerned, and this record makes good use of his obliviousness to the dismal current state of musical affairs, with all its fleeting genres and sub-genres. Like any worthwhile rock band, The Rattlesnakes have a miraculous way of passing off the atmospheric anger, confusion, and turmoil as chest-bursting anthems and making it seem purely accidental.

Modern Ruin is a record that is pronouncedly accessible and perhaps Carter’s most fully fleshed yet. Tracks like “Acid Veins” and first single “Snake Eyes,” are rough and raw, brutal and pummeling, potent reminders to people that a Carter live show is still one of the most vital and breathtaking experiences one can witness. But then there’s also the stirring, majestic sweep of “Wild Flowers” and the stunning closer “Neon Rust” – over the span of Modern Ruin, Carter’s particular vision is celebrated fully and without cliché. Like the legendary rock musicians that came before him, they are looking at the chaos and disorder in the world right now with resourceful, refined eyes, and they see the glorious opportunity and enormous responsibility that affords. These songs are the end result; listen on in wonder.