Brit Breakthrough Award winners Catfish and The Bottlemen have unveiled the video for new single ‘7’, out now via Island Records.

The film merges backstage footage from the band, who are seemingly always on tour, while the lyrics back up this theme, depicting the struggle to keep an absent relationship alive while also needing a little downtime.

Larry call a load of smoke in I wanna lose a couple days
We’ve probably never struggled coping but I never want to
Promise again that I would call her
Forget the time because I’m 7 hours behind
It’s probably good I didn’t call though but I always want to

I’d beg you but you know I’m never home
I’d love you but I need another year alone
I’ve tried to ignore it every time you phone
But I never come close

I don’t think through things; I never get time ‘cause I don’t think things through

‘7’ follows on from their latest radio success for ‘Soundcheck’, and impacts the same day as upcoming album, The Ride, on May 27th. Written by Van McCann and produced by D Sardy, the album was largely recorded in LA and features 11 bold new songs that verge on the anthemic.

Catfish and the Bottlemen are set to play a handful of UK dates in May, including Liverpool Sound City and Radio 1 Big Weekend before a Bristol Harbourside date, on June 25th.

Upcoming Tour Dates

20 – Winter Gardens, Margate
21 – Royal & Derngate, Northampton SOLD OUT
23 – Electric Ballroom, London SOLD OUT
25 – Electric Ballroom, London SOLD OUT
28 – Sound City, Liverpool
29 – Radio 1 Big Weekend, Exeter

25 – Harbourside Summer Series, Bristol SOLD OUT


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