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This week has seen Brit rock band, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes share their latest single, My Town, which features IDLES’ Joe Talbot. The track got its debut play as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on Wednesday and it was met with bounds of joy from adoring fans. Listen below.

The track sees Joe Talbot and Frank Carter unite as one, solidifying their place as the most exciting partnership in British music, it also allows Carter to assert himself as a vital voice in music, shouting out about injustice, politics, the patriarchy and toxic masculinity which affect each of us every day.


My Town is a metaphoric look at the nations mental health after a trio of strong lockdowns, visioning every person as a ‘town’ and its residents, with the town then representing the mental wellbeing of the person.

Speaking about the track, Frank states:

It’s easy to dissociate when it’s someone else’s problem but we are each responsible for keeping the streets clean, looking out for our fellow neighbours and acting with kindness and respect as we walk through life. We are then reminded that My Town looks just like yours, and no one gives a fuck at all and if we don’t start looking after ourselves soon then we are all going to be in big trouble.

My Town sees Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes return with a new found immediacy and directness, punching out the speakers and really hitting home.

Listen on Apple Music

Katie Macbeth

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Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.

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