Catfish And The Bottlemen announce UK tour + album details

New album 'The Balance' out April 26th

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Catfish and the bottlemen press shot by Jill Furmanovsky
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Having recently dropped their latest single Longshot, Catfish And The Bottlemen today today reveal their new album The Balance will be released on April 26th. The band have also announced a run of headline dates across the UK and Europe this spring.

Next to Longshot, the 11-track album contains 10 previously unreleased tracks including live favourite Fluctuate. Its signature monochrome cover artwork was once again provided by San Francisco-based, graphic artist, Tim Lahan. The full tracklisting and album artwork can be found below.

Catfish And The Bottlemen UK tour dates & tickets

  • Sun 28 Apr Galway, Leisureland
  • Tue 30 Apr Dublin, The Olympia Theatre
  • Thu 2 May Brighton, Brighton Centre
  • Sat 4 May Coventry, Ericsson Indoor Arena
  • Sun 5 May Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
  • Tue 7 May Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
  • Wed 8 May Manchester, Manchester Arena

The spring tour follows on from a sold out February arena tour and gives another chance to get their hands on tickets. To make sure getting ticket won’t be a long shot (pun intended), sign up for the mailing list or pre-order The Balance to gain access to a ticket presale on January 30th, 10 am GMT. Tickets go on general sale on February 1st, 10 am GMT.

New album ‘The Balance’ arrives in April

The Balance was recorded over a 12-month period in Grouse Lodge, in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire. The band lived together in these two locations where the recorded the album with Jacknife Lee. Frontman Van McCann comments on the experience:

We loved living in the same place. We were staying there the whole time, so we were waking up around each other and working until we needed to go to bed. Jacknife was always up. He was the first up and the last awake. It’s good when you’re completely engulfed in recording in a place like that, living together, because every day and all day it was about the songs. We had fun too; they were the funniest album sessions we’ve done.

catfish and the bottlemen the balance artwork

  1. Longshot
  2. Fluctuate
  3. 2all
  4. Conversation
  5. Sidetrack
  6. Encore
  7. Basically
  8. Intermission
  9. Mission
  10. Coincide
  11. Overlap

The Balance will be out on April 26th on physical and digital formats.

Catfish And The Bottlemen – Longshot

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Deborah Jacobs

Music blogger by night, SEO by day. Started Indie is not a Genre in 2011, will always prefer live music over recordings and intimate pub gigs over arena shows.

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