A member of Shame poked fun at the band’s announcement of ‘The Balance’ yesterday (January 26), writing: “the first letter of each of the songs on this album spell out the words ‘shit band’”.
Shame also called the record cover “clip art” and the album’s tracklist a “year 6 spelling test”.
Catfish and the Bottlemen fans were quick to call out Shame’s trolling.
One user wrote: “Catfish are a bigger band than you’ll ever be”, while another said, “Come back & talk shit about catfish when your tunes quit sounding like background music for a Skins episode.”
Other Twitter users praised the comments funny, with one fan writing “im livign for this”.
Elsewhere, some people called Shame out for a publicity stunt.
“I don’t listen to either of these bands, so I have no say about the music itself. but imagine being this desperate for attention that you actively try to start beef lol,” wrote user ‘Metakarp’.
Shame later tweeted a gif directed at Catfish fans.
In other news, Catfish recently revealed how they were pranked by Green Day while supporting the pop-punk legends on a US tour in 2017.