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Event Archive - Catfish and the Bottlemen

Sat. February 14th 2015 The Media Club (No Minors)
Tickets at: Live Nation, Red Cat Records
Presented by: Live Nation
“Some of the Strokes’ tautness and new-wave underpinnings in crisply told tales of romantic friction.”—The New York Times

“Combining the garage-pop-disco sensibilities of bands like The Strokes and Phoenix with narrative hip-hop-esque lyrics inspired by The Streets.”—NYLON

“A force to be reckoned with.”—Noisey

“Intoxicating drums and mesmerizing guitar solos.”—MTV

“You feel this lot could do something pretty big.”—NME

Communion Records is set to release U.K. breakout band Catfish and The Bottlemen’s debut LP The Balcony on January 6 in the U.S. The single “Kathleen” recently reached #1 on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation and is also charting in the top 40 on Alternative Radio Charts. To celebrate the release, the band will return stateside to tour throughout the winter, including a stop at the Media Club in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day, February 14.

Additionally, Billboard is premiering a video of frontman Van McCann discussing the making of The Balcony alongside performance footage from a recent performance in New York City.

The LP follows a year of extensive touring for the young Welsh rockers. They played to massive crowds at over 30 festivals including Reading and Leeds, Latitude, Ibiza Rocks, Austin City Limits, Governors Ball and Life is Beautiful.
The Balcony was produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and includes tracks off the band’s acclaimed EP Kathleen and the Other Three as well as new, never-before recorded songs. The full-length was released earlier this year in the U.K. and Europe and charted in the top 10 on the official U.K. albums chart. Of the LP, McCann (lead vocals, guitar) says (insert quote).

Catfish and the Bottlemen are McCann, Johnny Bond (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums). Hailing from North Wales, the band signed to Communion records in 2013 and made a splash onto the London music scene soon after, playing over 100 shows in 2014 alone.


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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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