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.
Who is on your must-see list this year?
In the first of our carefully curated schedules, we give you a few tips on getting the most out of your festival experience at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival. We’ve listed our ideal viewing choices from across four of the six stages, starting with the line-up for Friday (August 27th) in Reading and Saturday (August 28th) in Leeds.
Schedule for Reading - Friday August 27 // Leeds - Saturday August 28
Marina, The Cranberries and Pink are getting us excited for the coming weeks.
Another exceptional month is coming up where we'll be welcoming back veterans, saying farewell to a beloved group and enjoying the debut albums of our some of our favourite artists' latest musical projects. Here are seven of the most eagerly anticipated releases April has in store for us.
Marina - Love + Fear
Marine and the Diamonds is set to drop her first album under her new mononym and it's quite the psychological exploration. It consists of two eight-track sides dealing with 'Love' and 'Fear' respectively as a nod to psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' theory that these are the two dominant human emotions.
Continue reading: Upcoming Releases: What We're Looking Forward To In April 2019
Catfish And The Bottlemen perform in Hall 4 at the SECC - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th November 2016
Catfish And The Bottlemen performing live onstage at the Bournemouth International Centre. The band are promoting their second studio album 'The Ride' which was released in May of this year. - Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom - Sunday 6th November 2016
Catfish , the Bottlemen - Catfish And The Bottlemen at Life at Beautiful performing live at Life is Beautiful Festival - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 26th September 2016
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
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