Catfish and the Bottlemen announce album and new tour dates

Earlier today, Welsh indie-rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen revealed the release date for their third album, along with a string of new UK and Europe tour dates.

The album, ‘The Balance’, will be released on 26th April, and follows in the same two-word title pattern as their debut and sophomore albums ‘The Balcony’ and ‘The Ride’. The album artwork has also been produced by the same artist, Tim Lahan, who worked on the first two albums.

Recorded at two locations: Grouse Lodge, in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire, the album is produced by Jackknife Lee and mixed by Craig Silvey.

Lead singer Van McCann discussed the production of the album, saying: “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.”

‘The Balance’ is available to preorder from the link below, and the new tour dates go on sale Friday 1st February.