Sunday, 29 June 2014

CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN - SINGLE REVIEW

Catfish & The Bottlemen - Fallout (Island/Communion) 
Catfish & The Bottlemen - Fallout

Release Date: 7th July 2014

It's all a numbers game for Catfish & The Bottlemen now. They've played hundreds of gigs over the past 12 month in front of thousands of fans. They've got two support slots coming up with the crown prince of indie, Jake Bugg, and they're just about to release their fifth single in a year. All this points towards the potential for a number 1 album in September but for now let's concentrate on this last 7" before they head out for the festival season. 'Fallout' was called the hottest record in the world by Zane Low back in May and there's no doubting that there is an epic, stadium sized feel to the song as it builds the layers of shimmying cymbals and snarling guitars with a distinct 80s indie feel. However, I would dare to say that this is the least immediate or infectious of the five singles and this will be where the album thrives or fails - can the quartet maintain the early momentum or is it going to be five singles we've all heard plus five filler tracks. Only time will tell...

More information: https://www.facebook.com/catfishandthebottlemen?fref=ts

Live Dates:

5th July - The Barn On The Farm, Gloucestershire
11th July - X&Y Festival, Liverpool
12th July - Wakestock Festival, Abersoch
13th July - T In The Park Kinross
15th July - Mallorca Rocks, Magaluf w/Jake Bugg
16th July - Ibiza Rock, San Antonia w/Jake Bugg
18th July - Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
19th July - Latitude Festival, Southwold
20th July - Somersault Festival, Devon
25th July - Redfest, Surrey
26th July - Deer Shed Festival, North Yorkshire
27th July - Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
1st August - Kendal Calling, Kendal
2nd August - Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
8th August - Belladrum Festival, Inverness
9th August - Strawberry Fields Festival, Leicestershire
10th August - Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
21st August - The Haunt, Brighton
22nd August - Reading & Leeds Festival, Reading
23rd August - Reading & Leeds Festival, Leeds
29th August - Lodestar Festival, Lode

30th August - Bingley Music Live, Bingley

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