Music and mental health podcast Don’t Fret Club release in-depth interview with Frank Carter


Music and mental health podcast Don’t Fret Club have released an in-depth interview with Frank Carter, frontman of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.

In it the ex-Pure Love and Gallows vocalist discusses safe gig environments, previous bands and health.

The new episode – the Club’s eleventh – is one of the most in-depth yet, talking success, insecurities, and making mistakes.

“I used to be very nihilistic, or at least that’s what people thought but actually the reality is [that] I’m massively insecure. I have been my whole life.” Frank tells Don’t Fret Club.

“I’m a bit more confident now because I’m owning who I am a bit more, I have just taken on more ownership of myself and my actions. I’m a human being; I read stuff that strangers have written about me and it’s f**king hurtful, it’s pretty damaging stuff.”

Even more inspiring is Frank’s positivity and encouragement.

“I’m truly embracing who I am on stage and I have a confidence with that that I never had before.” Frank adds. “I feel like I’ve successfully made the transition from what people expected from me at my shows to what I’m happy to give them.

You can listen to the interview below.

Don’t Fret Club is a new initiative, a crossroads of mental health discussion and music. A not-for-profit podcast, website and communal space of discussion and guest articles (curated and hosted by Jessica Bridgeman). Don’t Fret Club aims to raise awareness of mental health in young people, harnessing the music community to help host an empowering conversation around depression, anxiety and conduct disorders.

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New music releases, 13th April 2015

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 13th April 2015:

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New Age Of Old Ways, Stoneghost

Into The Wild Life, Halestorm
Better Than Home, Beth Hart
Bonxie, Stornoway
Edge Of The Sun, Calexico
Royal Albert Hall Box Set, Eels
Heavy Blues, Bachman
Desolation Sounds, Gallows
Hold Back The Night – I Am Kloot Live, I Am Kloot
Global, Todd Rundgren
Argonautica, Sacred Blood
Fine Days 1990 – 2004 Box Set, Anathema
Graveward, Sigh
Deluxe Box Set, Van Halen
Curse Of The Skinless Bride, Grotesquery
Another Religion Another War, The Varukers
God From The Machine, Impalers

All of the above and many more are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Gallows announce new album and share new single

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Photo (C) Derek Bremner photography

Gallows have released details of their forthcoming new album Desolation Sounds.

Their fourth studio LP will be released on the 13th of April via Venn/Play It Again Sam Records. Pre-order packages are available now via Gallows’ official website.

Says founding member Laurent ‘Lags’ Barnard of the new album: “I think the album sounds really fearless. It’s the sound of a band that’s comfortable with playing music together, rather than trying to fit into a certain scene or zeitgeist or any preconceived notion of what the band should be. We just ignored the outside music world and made an album that felt good in our guts.”

To coincide with the announcement, Gallows have also shared their new single, “Bonfire Season”. You can watch the video for the new track below:

As if that wasn’t enough, Gallows will also play a short headline tour with Baby Godzilla in May, with confirmed dates as follows:

22nd May: Glasgow, Cathouse
26th May: London, Garage
27th May: Manchester, Sound Control

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