Frank Carter to quit Gallows

Watford punks to recruit new singer as Carter reveals solo plans

Danny North
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Frank Carter has announced he will be quitting Gallows when the band finish their current tour.

The band, who play Sonisphere today (July 9), have been touring for the last month and conclude with a show at London's ULU on July 23, which will be Carter's last show with the band in the UK.

The Watford punks have confirmed they will continue with a new singer, although no replacement has yet been unveiled.



Carter also revealed that he has formed a new band, which are named Pure Love. They will shortly record their debut album and will tour in the autumn.

The singer has issued a statement on his official website Frankxcarter.com in which he detailed his departure.

He wrote: "It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce my departure from Gallows. It seems that Gallows have hit a crossroads in our writing process and unfortunately myself and the rest of the boys have different ideas regarding the sound of Gallows going forward."

"Gallows have decided they are going to continue on without me and I wish the boys the best of luck for the future. Gallows will be fulfilling all of our current touring plans until August 1, so please come down to a show and help me make each show a total celebration!"

The band's guitarist and Carter's brother Steph has also issued a statement, which reads: "We've all been in the studio for the last few months, working on the follow-up to 'Grey Britain'. It pains me to say that as of August 1, Frank will no longer be a member of Gallows. Creatively we could not agree on a direction for the new record and came to the conclusion that parting ways was for the best.

"We realise that Frank is a hard figure to replace so be assured that the decision to continue as a band has been one that we've been deliberating over long and hard," he commented.

Check NME.COM later for a full report from Gallows' set at Sonisphere.

NME.COM is coming live from the T In The Park and Sonisphere this weekend. Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/t-in-the-park and NME.COM/festivals/sonisphere for news, blogs, photo galleries and video interviews from both sites.
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