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

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