Sold out tours across Europe, an eagerly anticipated EP due for autumn release and a massive increase in online & offline presence; just a few of the achievements The Bottom Line have made in 2016.
Established in 2011, The Bottom Line has made a steady footprint on the UK Pop Punk scene. Contributing a fresh sound for younger audiences and a modernised take of nostalgic Pop Punk for an older generation, The Bottom Line provide a unique offering, priding themselves on energetic live performance & a rare level of audience interaction which their fans have grown to adore.
So far this year, the band have travelled across 14 countries alongside genre pioneers, Simple Plan, playing sold out shows to audiences from 800 to 4,500. During this 7 week period, the band boasts a 300% increase of social following across Twitter (3,400+), Instagram (3,500+) & Facebook (15,000+).
As well as this, the band has scored sold out shows alongside Room 94 (main support), a slot at Facedown (main support) and opening for Bowling For Soup in Ireland.
The Bottom Line has released 2 singles this year; ‘Insecure’ & ‘Playlist’ which have gained more than 25,000 views over the past 4 months. Teasing fans with new music, the band is due to release their new EP, the ‘I Still Hate You EP’ around January of 2017.
Furthermore, they plan to record a new full length album in summer 2017, truly capitalising on the large European fan base they have gained this year.
They are currently preparing for their EP release and having several conversations regarding European tours around the Spring ’17 period.
The Bottom Line has achieved all of this off their own backs, as a completely independent act and is now seeking the opportunity to take the next step in their journey. With bands such as Good Charlotte, Sum 41, Blink 182 & Green Day making massive comebacks, it’s sure to be a huge year for the Bottom Line.
Callum says: "I think the song Pull Me Out is probably the most honest song I’ve ever written. I once woke up at 10am in a hospital with absolutely no recollection as to what had happened, apart from the 5inch gash across my head and a shirt soaked in my own blood. It was time to accept the fact I probably drank a bit too much. I’m in no way addicted. I’d probably call it more “easily persuaded”. It kind of felt like the more I tried to avoid getting drunk the more it would happen, creating the term “I’ll drown, You’ll just pull me out”.
"I love the fact we managed to turn it into a fast Punk Rock song, especially as it’s to be the first song to drop from the new record. Our last singles have been a slightly slower tempo, whereas this song is like a Punk Rock punch to the face"!
Pierre Bouvier from Simple Plan tweeted: "The Bottom Line are some of the nicest, funniest, most dedicated and hard working band guys I've ever met. If you ever get the chance to see them live, don't miss it"
The current single is called Pull Me Out and is taken from their forthcoming e.p. (I Still Hate You) which comes out mid-January, you can take a listen to it below;
Monday 9th January 2017 - The Garage, Glasgow
Tuesday 10th January 2017 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Wednesday 11th January 2017 Sound Control, Manchester
Thursday 12th January 2017 Assembly, London
Friday 13th January 2017 The Exchange, Bristol
Sunday 15th January 2017 - The Joiners, Southampton. (home town gig)