Update: Article has been amended because Harmonix has revised its DLC release.
Welsh band Catfish and the Bottlemen included in the season spotlight pass.
Rock Band 4‘s downloadable content update for this week features music from both sides of the Atlantic by way of American rock band A Day to Remember, Welsh indie band Catfish and the Bottlemen,
and American rock band Sleeping With Sirens.
The following tracks will be available from 9th May:
- A Day to Remember – “It’s Complicated”
- Catfish and the Bottlemen – “Longshot” *
Sleeping With Sirens – “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn”
*Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 11 Spotlight Pass.
Songs can be purchased individually.
The descriptions below are taken from this week’s release notes:
A Day to Remember lays it down in “It’s Complicated” off their fourth album, What Separates Me from You. A proven success for the band, What Separates Me from You charted number 1 on the UK Rock Album Chart and was top 15 on the U.S. Billboard 200. “It’s Complicated” also boasted impressive stats, charting on Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks. It’s not hard to hear why the song was so well received – drum, bass, and guitar lines hold down a solid groove, giving passionate vocals room to shine. Instrumental breaks may provide a challenge though, as A Day to Remember plays fast runs like they’re a breeze.
Catfish And The Bottlemen don’t disappoint with their recent single, “Longshot”, coming this week as Rock Band 4 DLC. “Longshot” is the lead single off the band’s new album The Balance and reached the top 10 of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The track is an honest depiction of a shot at success, as retold through the impassioned vocals of singer Van McCann. The guitar and bass lines hold down the feel of the song, while energetic drums build excitement. This track is loaded with character, so experience performing it for yourself!
“If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn” is the opening track and lead single of Sleeping With Sirens’ memorable debut album With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear. The album quickly rose to the top 10 of Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart and was praised particularly for singer Kellin Quinn’s strong vocal performance. “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn” is a testament to this with an incredibly expansive vocal range of both notes and timbres. Don’t think the rest of the band just takes a backseat though. Drums are precise, even with flurries of notes, while guitar and bass lines weave complex passages underneath. This one might take some crew bonding to reach perfection.
Watch the latest DLC trailer to get a better understanding of the songs’ pacing and structure.
Developed and published by Harmonix, Rock Band 4 is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.