Nottingham pop punks Catch Fire are set to release their sophomore EP A Love That I Still Miss on 24th March via Rude Records. Comprised of vocalist Miles Kent, guitarists Tim Bell and Neal Arkley, drummer Ash Wain and bassist Joseph Ryan Askew, they re-formed from the ashes of local heroes Layby and released debut EP The Distance I Am From You via Rude Records in early 2016. We have already published a track-by-track guide to the new album.
For ALTISM the guys spent 3 weeks in the studio with Myroslav Borys of Jigsaw Audio, having found a good chemistry with the producer when recording December’s cover of Alessia Cara’s “Wild Things”. If you’re a fan of emo-tinged pop punk, with intricate guitars and driving rhythm, evoking Trash Boat and Knuckle Puck, then you’ll certainly be wanting to listen in! You can hear the single “Sylvester” now, with Wain giving us a behind the scenes insight into the video…
We chose to do a video for “Sylvester” as it’s one of the most significant tracks for us. We felt like it showcased our musical progression and message perfectly, so it made sense to make it the feature single and push it out as far as possible with a video.
“Sylvester” is a very personal song. Sylvester Street is the name of the street on which my ex-girlfriend lived. I wasn’t happy in the relationship for a long time, but I was scared to end it. Lyrically, the song is pretty depressing, so we wanted to compliment that with a relatively positive video.
Predominantly it’s a performance video, but it cuts to shots of Miles tied to a chair whilst he struggles trying to break free, which is a visualization of the theme of “feeling trapped” in a relationship. We shot it in Leamington Assembly Hall, with Lifeisart Visuals. We decided to go with them as we’re huge fans of all their previous work and knew they would be 100% able to capture what we wanted them to.
We were all actually quite nervous to shoot this video, as we knew they were going to be all up in our grills with a HD camera. Plus we’re all pretty new to this acting and stuff, but we did alright I reckon. It only took around 5 hours to shoot, and we had the final thing back about 10 days later.