Catfish And The Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen TicketsCatfish and the Bottlemen are a British indie rock band formed by Van McCann, guitarist Billy Bibby and bassist Benji Blakeway.   Beginning by playing covers of Beatles songs and then using their own music composed out of McCann’s family home.  The band started promoting their own music by playing in car parks after such bands as Kasabian.  The name Catfish and the Bottlemen is derived from an Australian street busker, McCann seen playing beer bottles strung to a wire this was McCann’s first musical memory and the name stuck with him his whole life.  After signing to Communion Records in 2013 the band released their first three very well received singles “Homesick”, “Rango”, and “Pacifier” that first year.    Their 2014 single “Kathleen” ranked at number one on MTV’s hottest tracks that year. The group won the BBC Introducing Award at the first BBC Music Awards in the winter of 2014 where they performed the hit single “Kathleen”.   Their debut album was just released in January of 2015 and McCann said in an interview the band has “three albums written already” and he is “more excited for the second album than the first because the workload is done now.”  The band has been likened to Johnny Marr, The Cribs, Feeder and Mystery Jets.  And according to Ben Homewood of NME, McCanns vocal style is similar to The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard.  They put on an interesting show with an indie rock sound and self-penned lyrics that speak directly to their growing diehard fan base. 

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