March 30, 2012 13:04

Frank Carter: 'I nearly topped myself when I was in Gallows'

Singer also labels his old band 'a benign dictatorship'

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Frank Carter has spoken about his last few months in Gallows and has revealed that he felt suicidal throughout that time.

Speaking to NME, Carter, who is currently recording his debut album with his new outfit Pure Love, said he was not bothered by what Gallows' fans thought of his new band and added that he "felt like a fake" by the time he quit the Watford punk band in 2011.

Asked if he was worried by what fans of his old band would make of his new outfit, Carter replied: "I don't give a fuck about any of them [Gallows fans]. It would be pointless me carrying on doing something that I don't want to do, I'd feel like a fake, which is how I felt for a year. I nearly topped myself."

Carter also hit out at his former bandmates in Gallows, labelling the band "a benign dictatorship" and a "fucking mess". The singer also spoke confidently about Pure Love, who are currently recording in Brooklyn with producer Gil Norton, vowing that they "will sell a million records".

Pure Love will play a one-off UK show at London's Scala venue on May 29. It will be the band's second ever live show and follows their debut live outing last month at London's Bush Hall as part of the 2012 NME Awards Shows.

To read the rest of Frank Carter's explosive interview and to hear his plans for Pure Love's debut album, pick up the latest issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.

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