Catfish and the Bottlemen Prepare To Make Third Album

Lead vocalist Van McCann of Catfish and the Bottlemen recently spoke to Newsbeat regarding writing a follow up 2016's "The Ride".

"The end of the year is when we're supposed to start recording but I think we'll be done by then. We'd release an album every six months if we could but you've got to take them around the world and stick to the schedule."

McCan spoke about headlining London's "Community Festival" on July 1st in Finsbury Park. "It's the biggest show we've done in London for a while. We're very excited to be a part of it. I know there's going to be a few more shows around this one that will be as big as that so I'm excited for this year in general."

Van touched on some of the band's future plans now that they're touring around North America with none other than legendary punk rockers, Green Day on the Revolution Radio Tour 2017.

"Our plan is to go out this year, build up the fanbase again and by the end of next year start curating our own outdoor one-nighters. We're just trying to get bigger so that we can build festivals out of our own shows. We've got to the arenas but we like it when there's no roof. We love the atmosphere of night-time and playing outdoors, I don't think you can touch that."

Playing shows every night might seem like fun and games, but the guys are serious about returning to work on another record. "That tour with Green Day finishes in September at the Rose Bowl which is right by Dave Sardy's studio where we made the last album. I'd imagine we'd go in from there."

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