Catfish And The Bottlemen ready new single ‘Rango’ and announce Reading/Leeds slots8 August 2013
Four piece rock band Catfish And The Bottlemen will release their new single ‘Rango’ through Communion Records on September 16, 2013. The ATC-managed band have been asked to play the BBC Introducing Stage (previously selected artists include Daughter and Rizzle Kicks) at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival, on August 24 and 25 respectively, and will follow this up with nationwide tour dates throughout September and October.
‘Rango’ (Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’) is the follow up to Catfish and The Bottlemen’s debut single ‘Homesick’, released through Communion Records in June to radio support from Radio 1 (Zane Lowe ‘Next Hype’, Huw Stephens, Phil & Alice), 6Music (Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne) and a playlist from XFM, whose John Kennedy described the band as “stadium ready”. Written by frontman Van McCann about the band’s struggles to escape from the humdrum of life in Llandudno, North Wales, ‘Rango’ is possessed of a suitably ragged urgency, all arcing guitars and McCann’s shredded vocals. “I wrote ‘Rango’ about my first girlfriend just after we split up. It’s about how our shitty small town wore us out together a bit- everyone knowing our business, and wanting to be involved in it a bit more than we did.”
Visit the Catfish And The Bottlemen website for UK tour dates.