Catfish and the Bottlemen Return With New Single and Tour Announcement


Fear not, indie kids: Catfish and the Bottlemen are back after almost three years with a new single and a tour announcement.

The Welsh rock band returned this past Tuesday, January 8th, with a new single “Longshot.” The single is a hopeful guitar-driven track that explores the risks of life and love and what it means when those risks pay off. In a Radio X interview, vocalist Van McCann explained that “Longshot” is about “taking a chance on something and it paying off big time.”

“Longshot” is the rock band’s first new release since their 2016 second studio album, The Ride. A monochromatic music video accompanied the track release, taking place in the moody hills of England and features the band performing on the cliffs.

With the track, Catfish and the Bottlemen also announced a full tour in America and the U.K., performing over 20 shows between the two countries. This tour is also their first time performing in America since opening for Green Day in 2017.


The new track and tour announcement is definitely an exciting note for fans that haven’t heard much from the band over the last two years. Hopefully, the single and tour dates mark a new era for Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Listen to “Longshot” on Spotify.

Lead Image Credit: Catfish and the Bottlemen/ Twitter