The wait is over as Catfish and the Bottlemen’s highly anticipated second album The Ride is out now. With their breakthrough debut The Balcony heading for platinum status in the UK, the incredible follow-up is made up of 11 anthemic tracks, each featuring soaring guitar solos, and proving why Catfish are one of the most captivating bands at the moment.
Sam Flynn, Catfish’s marketing manager at Island says, “It’s an incredible time for the Catfish and the Bottlemen, who are undeniably one of the most exciting bands in the UK at the moment. The band have already had a great year so far winning British Breakthrough at this year’s Brit Awards and we are excited to get The Ride out into the world today. The fan reactions to the singles so far have been amazing and we can’t wait for people to hear the rest!”
Since announcing the arrival of their sophomore release back in March, Catfish and the Bottlemen have kept fans eager, releasing three singles from the album. Lead single Soundtrack has become an anthem at the band’s live shows and has filled stadiums at football games, while 7 easily became a fan favourite after the band performed a preview of the track on their tour at the beginning of the year. Their latest single Twice came as a pleasant surprise when it was released on May 20.
The Welsh band have had a run of headline shows in the run-up to the release of the album. Fans who pre-ordered The Ride have been able to enjoy exclusive live footage from their show in Brighton, as well as an additional track Glasgow.
The band did a Maida Vale live session for Annie Mac on Wednesday, and are coming to the end of their UK tour before they fly over to the States, where they start their North America tour to follow up their captivating performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. They will be back in July to perform at a number of festivals.