After their stellar sophomore album was released back in May, Catfish and The Bottlemen have revisited 7, the opening single from The Ride, and have added a fresh touch.
The track was originally moody and explosive which was fuelled by Van’s gravelly and ragged vocals and Johnny Bond’s thrilling riffs culminating with his solo halfway through the track. 7 was the first track from their 2nd LP to be unveiled to fans during their various tours in 2015.
The revamped version has taken away the explosive nature of 7. Van McCann and his fellow band-mates have shown they can produce tracks such as, Heathrow, Hourglass and Glasgow which provide something a little different from the raucous and energetic nature of Catfish and The Bottlemen are renowned for.
Van McCann’s stripped back vocals produce a raw and moving piece, combined with the laid back effect of the acoustic guitar, the Llandudno natives have created a track which is on par with the original and is definitely a track to cure the Monday morning blues.
This track comes just after frontman, Van admitted in an interview that their material for the bands 3rd LP has been written and will be recorded since the year is up. As well as their headline slot at summer one-day festival Community Festival which will also see The Wombats, Slaves and The Hunna grace the stage. Its quite the time to be a Catfish and The Bottlemen fan.
Have a listen on SoundCloud or an acoustic session at 107.5 The Point!