A band frequently blogged about here, Catfish and The Bottlemen, have just released their latest single presumably of their eagerly anticipated debut album.
Released via the use of what seems to be one of their new showbiz pals, Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’.
Kathleen certainly offers something new from the Welsh boys.
You can hear the growth in maturity from the band, as insignificant as it sounds in the opening lines, “You’re simpatico, and of all the lift homes and all the mixed feelings.”
This seems like a band that is no longer looking at love from the position of an angst filled teenager but a mature adult, a more realistic person if that.
Further from this is the music, it’s intricately different to what they normally release, I find it to be very “New-York-indie”, very The Strokes – Room on Fire.
But you can still hear that undeniably brilliant sound that is Catfish and the Bottlemen, the explosive chorus, atmospheric verses and powerful tone of lead singer Van’s voice.
Ladies and Gentleman, I think we have the song of the summer: