Catfish and The Bottlemen (Formed 2010) Catfish and The Bottlemen is a Welsh Indie Rock band consisting of the members, Van McCann, Johnny 'Bondy' Bond, Benji Blakeway, Bob Hall, Bill Bibby. They are better known for their singles, "Kathleen" and "Cocoon".
Formation: Lead singer Van McCann was born via an IVF treatment in Australia, and moved to Wales as a child. He started a band with the eldest brother of his best friend, Bill bibby, and Benji Blakeway, in 2010. They rehearsed by playing covers of the Beatles, and performing in the car parks of gigs, such as Kasabian.
Music Career: Communion records signed the band in 2013. Their first three singles, "Pacifier", "Rango", and "Homesick" were released in 2013. The band went on to sign with Island Records in 2014. They released their single "Kathleen" soon after. Zane Lowe aired all of their singles as his choice for "hottest record in the world". MTV ranked "Kathleen" at number one on their hottest tracks in April 2014. Reading and Leeds, Latitude, Kendal Calling, and Ibiza Rocks, are a few of the summer festivals the band performed at in 2014. Their debut album, "The Balcony" was released in September 2014. It charted number 10 in the UK album charts, in September 2014. At the BBC Music Awards, they won the BBC introducing award.
From Kendrick Lamar to Slayer, this year is definitely one of the best.
Bonnaroo is in full swing and while we've seen some pretty impressive acts so far, the musical forecast shows things are not going to get quieter anytime soon. One of America's biggest and most diverse summer events, fans flock in their thousands to Tennessee this weekend to welcome some of the world's top entertainers.
Friday's line-up is a particularly mixed bag; where you've got music veterans the likes of 80s new wave legends Tears For Fears and 70s R&B band Earth Wind & Fire, you also got newer names such as LA duo Mini Mansions, who recently won acclaim for their second album 'The Great Pretenders', and Brit award winning UK chart toppers Royal Blood. Making some noise on the main What Stage throughout though are house producer Deadmau5, 'To Pimp a Butterfly' rapper Kendrick Lamar and roots rock collective Alabama Shakes.
Continue reading: Bonnaroo 2015 Is Here! Here's What The Rest Of The Weekend Has In Store
More acts have been announced for the Wales festival.
All headliners for Wales' Festival No. 6 have now been announced, with Metronomy now heading the bill with Grace Jones and Belle & Sebastian. Further new acts have also been added to the line-up, while many more acts are yet to be announced.
British electronic collective Metronomy head the bill with Jamaican crooner Grace Jones and Glasgow pop group Belle & Sebastian as a host of other new bands are added to the festival line-up. The fourth instalment of this uniquely cultured festival is set to hit Portmeirion from September 3rd to 6th, bringing with it some fine artists such as Catfish & The Bottlemen, Jame Bay, Stornoway and Blossoms to name but a few.
Continue reading: Metronomy Round Off Their Album Tour As Festival No. 6 Headliners
D'angelo & The Vanguard, Kacey Musgraves and Songhoy Blues join headliners Billy Joel and Mumford & Sons.
More additions have been announced for Bonnaroo 2015 as the June event draws ever closer. D'angelo & The Vanguard, Kacey Musgraves and Songhoy Blues join an already stellar line-up for this 10-stage bonanza, while the full late night sets are also announced.
Adding to a line-up headlined by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Billy Joel and London Grammy winners Mumford And Sons are soul collective D'angelo & The Vanguard, young country star Kacey Musgraves and Mali four-piece Songhoy Blues. As usual, the epic festival - which is set to play host to a massive 85,000 music lovers - presents one of the world's most diverse line-ups as it prepares to hit Manchester, Tennessee this summer from June 11th to 14th.
Continue reading: Bonnaroo 2015: More Thrills Added To The Summer Line-up
Further acts have been announced to perform at this year's Reading & Leeds Festival, as well as a well-desired headliner - Mumford and Sons.
Reading & Leeds Festival goers will be happy to hear the line up for this year has been released, and it is already looking like an incredible weekend for music enthusiasts. The bank holiday weekend of 28th-30th August 2015 will be hosting one of the UK's biggest music festivals. Across the weekend, bands are being plucked up to offer one of the best line-ups for the festival yet. Mumford And Sons will be headlining alongside Metallica this year, four years after their last performance at the festival. They will be joined by Royal Blood, Bastille, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Hannah Wants, Rebel Sound ft. Chase & Status, Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, and plenty more yet to be announced.
Mumford and Sons are due to perform at 2015's Reading and Leeds festivals
Mumford and Sons are proving to be a great choice for headline act this year. The bands last performance at Reading & Leeds was in 2010, where they played on the NME/ BBC Radio 1 stage. This will be their first live performance in two years, and with their stage upgraded to the Main stage, they are showing themselves to be a very worthy choice for headline act.
Continue reading: Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up Add Further Names To Line-up
Pharrell comes out on top at the annual BBC Music Awards.
The 2014 BBC Music Awards results came as no surprise as three pop favourites were sent home on Thursday (December 11th 2014) clutching awards - and deservedly so at that. So who were our winners for British Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and BBC Introducing?
Ed wins British Artist Of The Year
Ed Sheeran - Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran landed British Artist of the Year, despite being up against some serious competition with the likes of Sam Smith and rock legend David Bowie. But it was a no-brainer when his second studio album 'X' - produced by His Musical Majesty Rick Rubin - became a number one success and he also became Spotify's most streamed artist of all time. He's also had a good year in that he got to appear on Bob Geldof's Band Aid 30 tribute 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' as well as appearing at the first ever London edition of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Continue reading: The Full Winners Of The 2014 BBC Music Awards Announced
Catfish & The Bottlemen - Shots of a host of stars from the music industry as they arrive for the inaugural BBC Music Awards 2014 which were held at Earls Court in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 11th December 2014
In association with McDonald's new burger, we look at the best up-and-coming bands of 2014.
The world's biggest fast food chain presents three of the top up-and-coming indie and rock bands while promoting their tongue-tingling new product: the McDonald's Jalapeno Burger. We're hungry already!
We can't help but marvel at the talent that has emerged over the past few months in the music world - and it doesn't look like things are going to be cooling down anytime soon. Thus, we get fired up with some of the best new faces who definitely deserve to be watched during the coming months.
Temples have found fans in British music legends
Continue reading: Our Tastebuds Are Tingling For This Year's Hottest New Artists
2nd August, 2015