Rydal Penrhos School

Ex-pupil Rob Hall’s Catfish and the Bottlemen to release long-awaited second album this week

Former Rydal Penrhos pupil Rob Hall and his band Catfish and the Bottlemen are gearing up for the release of their long awaited second album this week#.

The Llandudno rockers will release “The Ride” – which is the follow-up to 2014’s ‘The Balcony’ – on Friday, May 27 on Island Records.

Drummer Rob, who left Rydal Penrhos in 2011, and the band have also disclosed the full 11-song tracklist, which includes recent single ‘Soundcheck’.

A post on the band’s Facebook page, said: “Alongside selling out shows, this album is by far the proudest we’ve ever been about anything us four have ever done together.

“It’s just mad and we’ll be grafting all year to ensure things keep growing and these new gigs and new albums keep coming rapidly and in their droves.”

The popular indie four-piece and they added to their impressive list of accolades by taking home British Breakthrough Act at the 2016 Brit Awards on Wednesday, February 24.

They also announced headline gigs at O2 Academy Glasgow and London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town, while also taking the stage at Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Doncaster Dome and Brighton Dome.

In addition the Bottlemen will also be the chief support for the Stereophonics at their landmark show at Wrexham FC’s Racecourse ground, which sold out in a matter of minutes.

A Rydal Penrhos spokesman, said: “Everyone at the school continues to watch Rob’s success with Catfish and the Bottlemen with great pride, and it is great to see their second album has received such widespread acclaim from critics ahead of its release.

“They have been riding on the crest of a wave over the last two years, and The Ride promises to deliver even more success for the group, which is thoroughly deserved for all the hard work they have put in to make a name for themselves.”


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