Former Rydal Penrhos pupil Rob Hall's Catfish and the Bottlemen release details of second album
31st March 2016

Former Rydal Penrhos pupil Rob Hall and his band Catfish and the Bottlemen have released details of their long awaited second album.

The Llandudno rockers will release “The Ride” – which is the follow-up to 2014’s 'The Balcony' – on Friday, May 27 on Island Records.

Drummer Rob, who left Rydal Penrhos in 2011, and the band have also disclosed the full 11-song tracklist, which includes recent single 'Soundcheck'.

Lead singer Van McCann, said: "I feel like everybody started thinking too outside the box trying to be arty and different. We wanted to stay inside the box.

"I feel like the last album was the support band, or even the soundcheck and this one’s the headliner."

The popular indie four-piece and they added to their impressive list of accolades by taking home British Breakthrough Act at the 2016 Brit Awards on Wednesday, February 24.

They also announced headline gigs at O2 Academy Glasgow and London's O2 Forum Kentish Town, while also taking the stage at Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Doncaster Dome and Brighton Dome.

In addition the Bottlemen will also be the chief support for the Stereophonics at their landmark show at Wrexham FC’s Racecourse ground, which sold out in a matter of minutes.

A Rydal Penrhos spokesman, said: “Everyone at the school continues to watch Rib’s success with Catfish and the Bottlemen with great pride, and we are eagerly anticipating the release of their second album.

“They have been riding on the crest of a wave over the last two years, and The Ride promises to deliver even more success for the group, which is thoroughly deserved.”


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