Today, Catfish and The Bottlemen share a brand new song “Fluctuate.”
The second new track from their upcoming album The Balance [out April 26 on Capitol Records], “Fluctuate” aired for the very first time today on long-time supporter Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and is now available as an instant download for fans who pre-order the album.
Before its official release, Catfish and the Bottlemen performed “Fluctuate” live throughout summer 2018 as a preview of new music to come, and the song quickly became a fan-favorite. Audiences can expect to hear more new tracks from The Balance during the band’s upcoming U.S. headline tour which kicks off March 12. Less than an hour after going on sale, their show at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY on April 3 sold out. Tickets for the remaining shows are available HERE, and full routing can be found below.
“When I’m writing a new song, the audience is all I really see. I get a vision of them in my head before I properly hear the melody or anything like that,” explains front man Van McCann. “If we put three or four of these songs in the set, it’s going to be so strong. This run of shows we have coming up is just perfect timing, getting the chance to play new songs that go hand in hand with a wild night out.”
“Fluctuate” follows the band’s January single release: “Longshot,” which has amassed over 12.8 million global streams and is rapidly climbing Alternative radio charts. The song also scored Catfish and the Bottlemen their highest UK singles chart placing to date. Together with a string of sold-out UK arena dates, the wild reception to their first new music since 2016’s gold-certified The Ride brings renewed attention to the phenomena of the band’s unassailable ascent in the company of a youthful, ever-growing family of fans.
In the breaks between their electrifying outdoor and festival shows, McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert “Bob” Hall (drums), and Benji Blakeway (bass) recorded The Balance over a 12-month period in the company of Irish producer, Jacknife Lee. It was recorded in two, secluded studios; Grouse Lodge, in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey.
THE BALANCE TRACK LISTING:
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN ß U.S. TOUR DATES:
3/12 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
3/13 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
3/15 Houston, TX @ House of Blues ß Houston
3/16 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues ß Dallas
3/18 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
3/19 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues ß San Diego
3/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
3/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Fox Theatre
3/25 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
3/26 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
3/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
3/29 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
3/31 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
4/2 Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
4/3 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel - SOLD OUT