So it’s the start of four days off work and I’ve decided to start the night prior by going to see Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, Blackhole and Creeper at The
Cluny. As me and my friend stand round the corner from the venue cost cutting by drinking some cans from the off license in the car park, we can see more and more people walking towards the Cluny.
As I go on my phone I check out the bands instagram to find out the show is sold out and judging by the size of the cluny this gig is going to be absolutely off the
chain. As we hear Creeper first kick in, we down our remaining cans and go in. Creeper come on with their goth take on pop punk. A decent band and they
land themselves in between acts such as Alkaline Trio and AFI. It’s by no means something I would usually listen too but they give it their all and give this band a little
while longer to cook and they will be the ones headlining venues up and down the country.
Next up are Blackhole, the younger brother of Frank Carters band, Richard Carter and his mob are back after a very long time away. The riffs are heavy, the
drums are heavy, you get it, this band is fucking heavy. Think possibly a slowed down Everytime I Die but with a bit more of a DIY take on it. The only dislike during
Blackhole is the amount of arseholes in the crowd.
There’s hardcore dancing then there’s swinging your arms like a dickhead and ruining other peoples nights. Although one guy got his just deserts when my friend
took it upon himself to rugby tackle him to the floor.
Next up are Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, The former Pure Love/Gallows front man is back and now with a band more punk rock than his last
outing and somewhat back to his routes. As soon as the lights slightly dim the crowd immediately begin to go insane.
The band play there debut album blossom from front to back and from the first second the music hits the band has the crowd by the balls. As well as the punk rock
intensity the band bring it down a bit by doing songs such as Loss and Beautiful Death in a more stripped back manor, explaining what the songs are about and what
All in all this was an excellent gig, possibly my favourite gig of the year, oh and just to rub your nose in it, I travelled up to Glasgow and saw it all again the
following night. 9/10