Frank Carter

Hemel Hempstead

Thursday 28th February 2019

Name, where are you from?
Frank Carter - I’m from Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.

Describe your style in three words?
Tyrant Lizard-King style.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
At The Drive In - Reading Festival 2000
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - O2 2018
Foo Fighters - Firenze Rocks 2018

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Nirvana and Queen because they both embody everything I love about rock music. Freedom, spirit, passion and progression.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
I’m heavily influenced by most subcultures. Everything from Punk to Trap. Subcultures are where the purest ideas are formed and usually, it’s the breeding ground for new potential mainstream culture.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I choose my daughter. I see her all the time but every single hour I spend with her is pure happiness and she makes me feel alive. I don’t think an hour with anyone else could beat what I get from an hour with her.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
I love the Reading and Leeds Festivals and they will always have an important place in my life. As for buildings... Brixton is a beautiful venue, so is the Underworld in Camden. For very different reasons.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Dale Barclay of The Amazing Snakeheads. He was pure rock n roll. His music and lyrics still inspire me constantly. 


Frank Carter is one of the UK Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2019.

Record Store Day brings together independent record shops from across the UK, celebrating their unique culture. Exclusive vinyl releases on the day and special artist performances and events mark the occasion, with thousands of record shops around the world celebrating in what has become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.

Record Store Day 2019 will take place on Saturday 13th April 2019.

Find out more at recordstoreday.co.uk 

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