Catfish and the Bottlemen Announce New Album “The Ride” , Release Music Video for “Soundcheck”

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Unleash New Album ‘The Ride’ May 27th
Sold Out Dates In April

Catfish and the Bottlemen, winners of the Brit for Best British Breakthrough, unleash their much anticipated new album ‘The Ride’ May 27th on Island Records.

catfish and the bottlemen - the ride album

Written by Van McCann and produced by D Sardy, the album was recorded mostly in LA and features 11 bold new songs that verge on the anthemic. With explosive new single ‘Soundcheck’ already taking over the airwaves, Catfish and the Bottlemen are ready to make 2016 their year.

Catfish and the Bottlemen - Soundcheck music video

“I feel like everybody started thinking too outside the box trying to be arty and different.’ Says Van. ‘We wanted to stay inside the box. I always say if you can play it on an acoustic guitar and win over a bar or a kitchen even of rowdy people… then you’ve done it… that’s how I see song writing.’

The follow up to their 250,000 selling debut album ‘The Balcony’, pulls no punches. From start to finish ‘The Ride’ bursts with gutsy high-octane tracks, offset by the two mellow acoustic songs ‘Glasgow’ and ‘Heathrow’. These songs were made to be played live.

Kicking off with ‘7’, already a fan favourite from the band’s live set last year, the album features songs about being together and songs about being apart as accentuated on the measured angst of ‘Twice’. Other highlights include anthem in waiting ‘Oxygen’ and the epic closer ‘Outside’, as well as current radio favourite ‘Soundcheck’.

The video for ‘Soundcheck’ was directed by Malia James of Los Angeles punk pop band The Dum Dum Girls. Shot in the band’s signature black and white, it captures the intensity of a Catfish and the Bottlemen live show.

Having made a name for themselves as one of the country’s most exciting bands to watch live, Catfish and the Bottlemen play the following warm up shows in April which sold out in an astonishing 4 minutes:

Mon 4th                     GLASGOW, O2 Academy
Tues 5th                      HALIFAX, Victoria Theatre
Fri 8th                          SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
Sat 9th                       DONCASTER, Dome
Mon 11th                   LONDON, O2 Forum Kentish Town
Tue 12th                     BRIGHTON, Dome

P.T.O For Full Tracklisting and Summer Festival Dates

The Ride Tracklisting:

  1. 7
  2. Twice
  3. Soundcheck
  4. Postpone
  5. Anything
  6. Glasgow
  7. Oxygen
  8. Emily
  9. Red
  10. Heathrow
  11. Outside

Pre-order album HERE

The artwork for ‘The Ride’ comes from long term Catfish and the Bottlemen collaborator, New York illustrator Tim Lahan, who also produced the cover art for their debut album ‘The Balcony’, and the singles taken from it.

Catfish and the Bottlemen are: Van McCann (vocals/guitar), Johnny Bond (guitar), Benji Blakeaway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums).

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