“‘The Drugs’ was written after a few long conversations with some beautiful friends of mine who had been struggling with addiction,” Frank explains. “Life is a difficult journey, it’s easier with good friends around. Jamie and I had been talking about making music for years and when he asked me to sing on his tune ‘British Hell’ I jumped at the chance. When I asked him to sing on ‘The Drugs’ he returned the favour in perfect style.
“Around 2007, when I met Jamie, was a wild time to be a young punk navigating the music industry. One of the things I learned very early was friends were hard to find, but when you found them you had to hold on tight. Jamie has been my friend since we bumped into each other backstage at a gig in Austin, Texas. Gallows had just finished playing a set, I had been punched in the face and he walked in and I just smiled a bloody smile and we’ve been friends ever since.”
“Two sides of the same coin, Frank and I,” Jamie T adds.
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See Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes live at the following dates:
02 Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
04 Slakt Kyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden
05 Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway
06 Store Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
08 Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
09 Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
10 Kantine, Cologne, Germany
11 La Madeleine, Brussels, Belgium
13 Astra, Berlin, Germany
15 Niebo, Warsaw, Poland
16 Meat Factory, Prague, Czech Republic
17 Neue Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany
19 Szene, Vienna, Austria
20 Dynamo Saal, Zurich, Switzerland
22 Magazzini, Generali, Milan, Italy
24 Jimmy Jazz, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
25 Pelicano, La Coruna, Spain
26 Lav-Lisboa Ao Vivo, Lisbon, Portugal
28 Shoko, Madrid, Spain
29 Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain
01 Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
02 La Cigalle, Paris, France
03 Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
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