Catfish and the Bottlemen became an official band in 2007, but in reality, the band was a long time in the making. The founding members, Van McCann and Billy Bibby, became friends and musicians together while still boys living in Llandudno, Wales. They were joined by two schoolmates, Benji Blakeway and Jon Barr who played bass and drums, respectively. As the friends grew older, they refined their musical talents and began touring locally. Though Bibby and Barr left the band before the release of the band's debut album, The Balcony, the founding members remain close and continue to make music with their respective projects today.
"Raced Through Soundcheck"
The friends turned bandmates were met with critical acclaim shortly after releasing their debut album in 2014. Singles off of the album were ranked in the charts early on, so they were already gaining a fanbase from the get-go. Overnight, they were performing on late night shows and had a tour lined up. Since 2014, they have released two additional albums and have proven that they are more than just a breakout new artist; they are a band with stamina.
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What are some must-listen-to albums by Catfish and the Bottlemen?
The Balcony, which was released in 2014 in the United Kingdom and 2015 in the United States, is Catfish and the Bottlemen's debut album. As far as debut albums go, this one is definitely a strong, polished effort and a must-know in the Catfish and the Bottlemen collection. It peaked at 121 on the US Billboard 200 and at 10 on the UK's Official Charts. The Balcony features a number of Catfish and the Bottlemen's most-loved hits, including "Kathleen," "Homesick" and "Fallout." It was certified platinum in the United Kingdom, and the band's setlist tends to pull heavily from this album during live shows.
What are some of the songs that Catfish and the Bottlemen performs live?
"Longshot," "Kathleen," "Soundcheck," "Pacifier," "Twice," "Fallout," "Conversation," "Anything," "Heathrow," "Sidetrack," "2all," "Outside," "Fluctuate," "7," "Tyrants" and their well-loved hit, "Cocoon," are some of the songs you can expect Catfish and the Bottlemen to play.
What are some things I can expect at a Catfish and the Bottlemen concert?
Catfish and the Bottlemen put on an incredibly well curated show. Its stage is typically accented by a perfectly timed light show that is not distracting but rather enhances their songs. Its sound system is perfectly balanced and delivers a listening experience similar to what you expect from a studio performance. Whether the band is playing a festival like Lollapalooza or a local venue in its hometown of Llandudno, North Wales, Catfish and the Bottlemen puts on a performance that starts out strong and finishes stronger.
Has Catfish and the Bottlemen been nominated for any awards?
Catfish and the Bottlemen have been nominated for eight separate awards, two of which the band took home. In 2014, Catfish and the Bottlemen took home the "BBC Introducing Award" at the BBC Music Awards. The following year, it won the BRIT Award for "British Breakthrough Act."
What are some artists and performers who are similar to Catfish and the Bottlemen
Catfish and the Bottlemen create fun, pop-rock songs that are perfect for long drives and summer days. Some artists who put out similar music and who Catfish and the Bottlemen fans will be apt to appreciate are The 1975, Twenty One Pilots and Imagine Dragons.Back to Top
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