Catfish and the Bottlemen’s nine-year labor for success has paid off. The alt-rock band hailing from UK, have propelled themselves to unprecedented heights, thanks to their infectious charisma and knack for fashioning classic brit-rock anthems with earnest lyrics and meticulous instrument layering.

With a Brit Award for Breakthrough Act and the massive success of their previous single ‘Soundcheck’ already in their artillery, the band are in a good place ahead of their fervently anticipated sophomore album ‘The Ride’. Dubbed by front man Van McCann as ‘miles better than the last album’, the record is set for release May 27, and Catfish have returned with their latest single ‘7’.

The track is crafted with the same genuine heartfelt lyrics and meticulous melodicism that resonate so deeply with fans. McCan’s chorus, which will tug on your heartstrings, carefully lays the foundation for a skilled guitar solo, which picks the record up from its sullen terrain. The bands constructed atmosphere of guitars and drums, which permeates throughout the track, fuses seamlessly with the lyrics, evoking a nostalgia reminiscent of the era of The Strokes. Yet the lads from North Wales still manage to capture their own sound, a testament to their talent and longevity.