CATCH FIRE Announce Debut Album KARMA OWES ME A LIFETIME OF HAPPINESS
Due 16th Nov on Rude Records
Nottingham alternative four-piece Catch Fire are proud to announce the release of their debut album, Karma Owes Me A Lifetime Of Happiness, due 16th November on Rude Records. Produced by Bob Cooper (Ducking Punches, Nervus) and mixed by Seth Henderson (Knuckle Puck, Real Friends, The Devil Wears Prada), the record sees Catch Fire’s sound scale new heights.
“We started writing back in the July of 2017, just because myself and Miles (vocals) are always excited to see what we come up with in the moment. We had no intention to write an album, but months later, Rude Records proposed a full length opportunity where we could put these new songs into context.
KOMALOH is a concept album, dealing with a personification of the notion of Karma, or more importantly, its absence. I have always struggled to believe in this idea that what goes around comes around, because for the most part all I see are bad things happening to good people. It’s a nice idea on paper, and I think that more than anything, it’s a way for people to deal with what comes next after we’re gone. But I’ll believe it when I see it”
– Ash Wain, drums
Catch Fire recently unveiled two singles from the record. The first is Malignance, a four-minute heartfelt anthem that touches upon the theme of expectation versus reality.
“Malignance is one my favourite songs from the record. It’s one of the most progressive, intricate, and interesting songs musically and lyrically, which is why it had to be a single. Lyrically, this song deals with the idea of being on cloud nine, and how through Karma and being a good person, I feel I’ve earned a place there, but there’s no space for me. Seemingly everyone else is more deserving”
– Ash Wain
The second is the abrasive and vulnerable Petrifaction.
“Petrifaction was the first track we wrote for Karma Owes Me a Lifetime of Happiness, so it set the precedent for the record, stylistically. When Miles (vocals) played the opening riff, the rest of the song wrote itself really, and it fell into place quite naturally. We loved the swung feel, the grungy vibes, and we couldn’t wait to write more. Petrifaction’s lyrics specifically, are an attempt to reach out to Karma, as if I’ve been forgotten about, to ask why I am bereft of the good I am owed. It also hyperbolises the idea of feeling that everything that I do, goes wrong”
– Ash Wain
Karma Owes Me A Lifetime Of Happiness
follows 2016’s EP The Distance I Am From You
, and 2017’s A Love That I Still Miss
(Rude Records). These records fuelled a formidable touring schedule for Catch Fire
, with highlights including support to Sleep On It
, alongside Burn It Down festival
, Pop Punk Pile-Up
and MacMillan Fest
Catch Fire will announce new UK tour dates will soon.
Ready to kickstart a new and promising chapter with Karma Owes Me A Lifetime Of Happiness, Catch Fire are more determined than ever. Watch this space for further news.
Catch Fire are
Miles Kent – Vocals
Neal Arkley – Guitar
Jordan Kimbley – Bass
Ash Wain – Drums