With their first new release in three years, Catfish and The Bottlemen have released a new single Longshot. Complimented by a dramatic, one-take bird’s-eye video, filmed on a South Shields cliff top by long-term collaborator, Jim Canty (Hourglass and Twice). Longshot completes the emphatic return of the band.
Released on Island Records, Longshot arrives as the band begin a sold out UK headline tour in February. With an ardent fanbase built over years of hard graft and touring, Catfish and The Bottlemen have announced they’ll be crossing the Atlantic for a US Tour in March.
Breaking into 2019 with a succession of New Year festival appearances 10,000 miles away in Australia, Van McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert ‘Bob’ Hall (drums) and Benji Blakeway (bass) return home to begin a new and exciting chapter. As Longshot makes its impact the band consolidates their hard-won status as an arena act, teasing signs of the anticipated follow up to 2014’s platinum-certified debut, The Balcony and 2016’s gold, number one album, The Ride.
Practically of no fixed abode, Catfish has toured constantly since their formation, now over a decade ago. They remain locked onto the shared live experience as theirs, and their fans’ natural domain and Longshot hints that Catfish and The Bottlemen’s rapid-ascent to ‘big hall’ players has crossed over to influence their time in the studio.
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