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Former pupil Rob Hall set to start work on third album with Catfish and the Bottlemen
15th March 2017

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil is set to start work on a third album with his chart-topping band Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Rob Hall, who left the school in 2011, is a drummer with the Llandudno four-piece who have taken the music world by storm over the last year.

They are set to headline their first ever festival on July 1 at the new London festival Community, and lead singer Van McCann has stated that the group already have all the piece in place for their highly anticipated third release.

Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, he said: "The end of the year is when we're supposed to start recording but I think we'll be done by then.

"I don't know when we'll be allowed but we're ready to go, I've got the songs.

"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."

It promises to be another busy summer for the group, who are still riding on the crest of a wave after hitting number one in the UK Album Chart with The Ride.

They have drawn rave reviews for their live performances in the United States and the Far East, and they will be supporting the iconic Green Day on their US Tour later this year.

"We don't record on the road, we lock ourselves in a rehearsal room for a week or two with no signal and go at it full blast like we did when we first started,” added McCann

"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 ther

"Every time I bring the conversation up I get told, 'We've not even had this one out for a year yet’.

"I think we've got to let this one finish its course and then go onto the next one."

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