Track Review: Sticky // Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

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Punk rockers Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes always know how to get their listeners excited, and the title track ‘Sticky’ from their upcoming fourth studio album doesn’t fall short of achieving a buzz. ‘Sticky’ brings with it a sense of anticipation for gig venues across the UK to re-open, offering a fast-paced tune to get us all pumped.

‘Sticky’ retains the grungey, angsty attitude of frontman Frank Carter, supported by the incredibly catchy riffs of guitarist Dean Richardson. Heavy electric sounds follow the foundations of the song, layering increasingly intense vocals to construct a brilliant (albeit short) track. ‘Sticky’ offers a classic Rattlesnakes breakdown we’ve seen in past singles such as ‘Kitty Sucker’ and ‘Crowbar’, with Carter’s rap-esque vocalising building a genuine sense of power and anger that wouldn’t feel right from any other singer.

The chorus screams “We’re getting sticky”, just like crowds in a moshpit who will be begging to be back on the scene. You can almost feel the sweat and energy from the tension that is built in the song. It’s almost like the song is ready for our return to in-person shows, with the band promising more hardcore punk rock for us to feast on. ‘Sticky’ is a much-approved return to our airwaves, and I think it’s safe to say fans will be more than happy for the band to release even more new tracks!

Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes’ upcoming album Sticky is set for release on 15 October, and you can pre-order it here.

Words by Katie Evans


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