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Speaking directly to fans and friends through his lyrics, Catfish and the Bottlemen’s Van McCann opens up about lies, loyalty and love with new single ‘2all’.
OUT NOW on Island Records.
An incisive, bass-driven three minutes of lean songwriting, the track offers another hint of what lies in wait on the arena-filling band’s third album, ‘The Balance’, released on Fri 26 April 2019.
The widescreen video accompanying the single, directed by long-time collaborator, Jim Canty, sees the band on location on rugged British coastline for a second time. Picking up the scene from the black and white, one-take aerial footage released to accompany January single, ‘Longshot’, McCann takes the wheel of a vintage, 1956 Land Rover once again to speed the band along weather-beaten South Shields beaches and cliff tops. After putting on the brakes, the four-piece jump out to let rip with a live performance in the seaside town’s landmark Amphitheatre arcades.
Blown away by fan reactions to new songs, including ‘Fluctuate’ and ‘Sidetrack’, on recent, sold out UK arena dates, the band now offers up ‘2all’ for the very first time.The song hints at a move towards greater lyrical introspection, whilst maintaining the band’s effusively upbeat mood.
‘2all’ lands as Catfish approach the halfway point of an extensive, 23-date, headline US and Canada tour, with the band having racked up five rapturously received dates this past week, with shows continuing at the House of Blues, San Diego (Tue 19 Mar) and the historic Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles (Fri 22 Mar). The first leg of the tour wraps up in New York City with a SOLD OUT date at Brooklyn Steel on Wed 3 April. A recently announced June extension to the transatlantic jaunt, responding to growing demand, includes dates in Toronto, Detroit and Boston.
Looking ahead to summer festival season back home, Catfish and the Bottlemen recently confirmed headline slots at Citadel Festival, London and TRNSMT, Glasgow. The full list of confirmed Catfish and the Bottlemen UK, Ireland and European tour dates lying ahead in 2019 are:
28th April – Galway, Leisureland SOLD OUT
30th April – Dublin, The Olympia Theatre SOLD OUT
2nd May – Brighton, Brighton Centre SOLD OUT
4th May – Coventry, Ericsson Indoor Arena SOLD OUT
5th May – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena SOLD OUT
7Th May – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
8th May – Manchester, Arena SOLD OUT
13th May – Madrid, La Riviera
14th May – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
16th May – Milan, Alcatraz
18th May – Berlin, Huxleys Neue Welt
20th May – Amsterdam, Melkweg SOLD OUT
26th May – Middlesbrough, BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend
13th July – Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival
14th July – London, Citadel Festival
12th August – Budapest, Sziget Festival
The Balance was recorded by McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert ‘Bob’ Hall (drums) and Benji Blakeway (bass) over a 12-month period in the company of Irish producer, Jacknife Lee in two, secluded studios; Grouse Lodge, in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey.
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