By JOHN DALY
Welsh indie rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen have released the single “Longshot” along with sweeping video of the rocky seaside of Northern England.
“Longshot” is one of the most beautifully shot videos out there, capturing the rugged shoreline of the UK. The drone video tracks lead singer Van (Ryan Evan) McCann as he arrives at an outdoor rehearsal under an outdoor tent.
He joins the rest of his band who are performing before to no one. The haunting, single-take video was directed by Jim Canty, produced in black and white, and presented in letterbox format to preserve the film’s aspect ratio.
Jacknife Lee, known for work with U2 and The Killers, produces the music.
First Music Since 2016
The band has not put out a record since 2016. Two of Catfish and the Bottlemen’s popular songs are “Cocoon” and “Twice.”
Formed in Llandudno, North Wales, in 2007, Catfish and the Bottlemen is made up of McCann, bass player Benji Blakeway, drummer Robert Hall and guitarist Johnny Bond from Newcastle.
Catfish and the Bottlemen Tour U.S.
Catfish and The Bottlemen go on tour of the U.K. in February. The band kicks off its U.S. tour at The Palladium in Hollywood on March 22. Other U.S. dates include Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 3.
It’s Catfish and the Bottlemen’s first U.S. tour since their nationwide stadium outing with Green Day in 2017. Catfish and the Bottlemen previously released 2014’s platinum-certified debut, The Balcony and 2016’s gold, number one album, The Ride.
Catfish and the Bottlement have “Practically of no fixed abode,” and “have toured constantly since their formation,” they say. Tickets are on sale this Friday, Jan. 11.
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN – 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 – Houston
3/16 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Dallas
3/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
3/19 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – 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