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Catfish and the Bottlemen

Sat. October 18th 2014 8pm Electric Owl (No Minors) 8pm
Tickets at: Live Nation, Red Cat Records
Presented by: Live Nation
“Like The Walkmen’s ‘The Rat’ realised as a full band”

“Anything but anonymity beckons”

Q Magazine
“Armed with a repertoire of hectic, but undeniably catchy tunes, the band channel indie rock’s brightest moments of the last 20 years”

Esquire Magazine
“Catfish and The Bottlemen look back to early 2000s indie and embrace it- jolting it into a tight, passionate sound that isfast winning them fans”

The Independent
Llandudno 4 piece Catfish And The Bottlemen signed to Communion Records (Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Deap Valley, Half Moon Run) last Spring, following a furious 18 month period which saw them play over 100 live shows both in the UK and abroad- where October of last year saw them play over twenty shows alone.

With the preparation for a debut album in full swing, the band have a few upcoming February shows which are a relatively short stint by Catfish standards. The dates come off the back of an incredibly promising year for the ATC-managed four piece, who rounded off 2013 with a Radio 1 In New Music We Trust playlist for latest single ‘Pacifier’ (out now), plus a spot on Zane Lowe’s 100 Hottest Tracks of the year for previous release, the NME and Q-approved ‘Rango’. Catfish were also confirmed on the bill for Radio 1’s Future Festival at their Maida Vale studios this year, alongside the likes of Sam Smith, NMEK, Royal Blood and Sampha.

Catfish And The Bottlemen are Van McCann (vocals & guitar), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums).

Catfish and the Bottlemen

British indie rock outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen formed in Llandudno, Wales, with members moving to the seaside town from as far away as Sheffield and Newcastle to complete the lineup. The band started out in 2010 when Aussie-born vocalist Van McCann started playing with guitarist Bill Bibby — the elder brother of McCann's best friend — and ... more info
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