We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Catch Fire’s music video for their song “Petrifaction” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s debut album Karma Owes Me a Lifetime of Happiness, which is scheduled to be released on November 16, 2018 through Rude Records. You can pre-order the album here.
‘Petrifaction’ was the first track we wrote for ‘Karma Owes Me a Lifetime of Happiness’ (KOMALOH). It was actually written back in the July of 2017, before we even knew what was going to happen with it. Myself and Miles sat down to write something, just because we fancied it really, as we’re always excited to see what we come up with in the moment. When Miles played the opening riff, the rest of the song wrote itself really, and it fell into place quite naturally. This song set the precedent for the record, stylistically. 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 – ‘Why does everything that I touch turn to stone?’
The band commented on the new album:
‘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.
About the band:
Catch Fire, the quartet from Nottingham formed in 2015. They have since released 2 successful EPs via Rude Records and toured extensively around the UK. Their debut release The Distance I Am From You received an impressive KKKK review by Kerrang! Magazine, and their 2017 follow-up release, A Love That I Still Miss gained them BBC Radio 1 airplay with Daniel P. Carter, press coverage with Rock Sound, and over half a million streams across major platforms. 2018 will see the band release their debut full-length album Karma Owes Me a Lifetime of Happiness through the same label. Described as one of the Alt Press top 10 U.K Pop-Punk bands, the band have played shows with the likes of Boston Manor, Trash Boat, Milestones, The Gospel Youth, Loathe, Holding Absence, Wallflower and more. The band takes influence from artists such as The Wonder Years, Citizen, Balance & Composure, and Counterparts and mixing it with their own thought-out approach to song writing. The band’s debut album should propel the band even further into success and onto even bigger stages.