Catfish and the Bottlemen have announced details of a UK tour to take place in October and November.
The band will hit the road on October 28 with a gig taking place at Exeter Great Hall. After that, Van McCann and his bandmates will visit Cardiff, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cambridge and Southampton. There will also be two dates in Manchester at the O2 Apollo venue between November 3-4.
Speaking to NME in a recent interview, McCann talked up the band’s new album, “I think a little bomb will go off in the music industry and people will go ‘Who’s making all that racket?’” he said. “It’s miles better than the last album. The band’s 10 times better, the crew’s 10 times better and we’re all 10 times better looking.”
Speaking of his aims for the album, McCann commented: “I wanted to make a life-affirming record for normal heads – people who get up and just want to have a good day. They’ll put it on and think ‘Fuck, this feels mint.’ It’s proper arms-out music. I want to make you feel the way The Strokes did, but with the enormity of Oasis and the lyrics of The Streets.”
The band also recently unveiled the video for their new single ‘Hourglass’, which stars Ewan McGregor. The actor became friends with the group after they cut up clips of McGregor’s films and compiled them into a video for their song ‘Kathleen’. The sleeve for the single, out on June 22, was taken by McGregor’s daughter Clara.
Catfish And The Bottlemen will play:
Exeter, Great Hall (October 28)
Cardiff, Great Hall (October 29)
Aberdeen Music Hall (October 31)
Edinburgh, Corn Exchange (November 1)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (November 3-4)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (November 8)
Nottingham, Rock City (November 10)
Cambridge, Corn Exchange (November 11)
Southampton, O2 Guildhall (November 12)
The band also have a series of festival dates lined up for the summer, including appearances at Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in Norwich, Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds. They also play two London gigs at O2 Academy Brixton in November.