Catfish & The Bottlemen reveal details of new album ‘The Balance’ and confirm huge European tour

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Catfish & The Bottlemen have confirmed details of their anticipated third album, as well as confirming a massive European tour for later this year.

The Llandudno rockers will release ‘The Balance’ on April 26, which comes after they made their return last week with new single ‘Longshot.’

Describing the new record, singer Van McCann explained how the band decamped to Ireland’s Grouse Lodge studios as they recorded with producer Jacknife Lee.


“We loved living in the same place,” said McCann.

“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.”

You can check out the album artwork in full below, along with the record’s tracklisting.

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

In April and May the band will also head out on one of their biggest tours to date – which includes a show at the cavernous Manchester Arena.


You can check out the dates in full below and buy tickets from 10am on February 1.


  • 28, Galway – Leisureland
  • 30, Dublin – OLYMPIA


  • 2, Brighton – Brighton Centre
  • 4, Coventry – Ericsson Indoor Arena
  • 5, Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
  • 7, Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
  • 8, Manchester – Manchester Arena
  • 13, Madrid – La Riviera
  • 14, Barcelona – Razzmatazz
  • 16, Milan – Alcatraz
  • 18, Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
  • 20, Amsterdam – Melkweg

In other Catfish news, the band recently revealed how they were pranked by Green Day after supporting them on their US tour in 2017.