BLAENAVON Return with New Single ‘Catatonic Skinbag’
Blaenavon share the surging first single off their upcoming sophomore album.
The newest offering from Blaenavon is the first taste of what to expect from their sophomore album Everything That Makes You Happy.
It’s still got everything you love about the band, from their witty lyricism to the potent guitars, except sharper and with a newfound sense of direction. Catatonic Skinbag comes after an open letter from vocalist Ben Gregory regarding updates on the happenings of the band, and explaining his health after the whirlwind that was 2018, which all serves to provide context for the new material.
It’s an all-encapsulating track whose virtue lies in its rawness and ability to be honest with itself. Confessing ‘If I liked to spend my evenings in darkness I’d go to the betting shop’, it paints a realistic picture of how easy it is to be drawn into the mind-numbing activities of drinking and general disconnection.
Explaining the track, Ben says:
The song is about isolation. Cutting oneself off from the world to engage in fruitless sensual pleasures and pretending everything is ok. Watching fucking Netflix and drinking a bottle of wine when you should probably instead be in therapy. But there’s a way out. Art, friendship, love. You don’t have to be a catatonic skinbag. Lol.
Catch Blaenavon on tour at the following dates.
January (with The Wombats)
28 – Newport, Centre
29 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
31 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
February (with The Wombats)
01 – London, SSE Wembley Arena
01 – Dublin, The Grand Social
02 – Belfast, McHugh’s Basement Bar
04 – Liverpool, Sound City
05 – Newcastle, Hit The North
06 – Sheffield, Leadmill
08 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
09 – Leicester, O2 Academy
11 – Oxford, O2 Academy
12 – Cardiff, The Globe
14 – Plymouth, Junction
15 – Southampton, The 1865
16 – Brighton, The Haunt
18 – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum