Catfish and the Bottlemen

From 12 July 2019to11 November 2019

Catfish and the Bottlemen

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Catfish and the Bottlemen are a band from Llandudno, North Wales who have brought unruly behavior and sharp edge back to rock music, but have contrastingly balanced it with vulnerable sensitivity. Their sound explodes with distortion, screeching solo tirades, and scratchy vocals, while simultaneously introducing reflective lyrics and sonic ambiance.

Catfish and the Bottlemen formed in Wales in 2008 and are currently made up of Ryan McCann, Johnny Bond, Benji Blakeway, and Bob Hall. McCann is originally from Australia but moved to Wales at a young age. The 1st configuration of the band featured McCann as lead vocalist, McCann’s best friend Benji Blakeway as the bassist, and Blakeway’s brother Bill Bibby as lead guitarist. Bob Hall joined the group as the drummer in 2010 and in 2014 Johnny “Bondy” Bond replaced Bibby as lead guitarist.

Early recordings form the group showed a strong influence from early American pop legends like Elvis Presley and cheeky brit-pop rockstars like Oasis. Perhaps the biggest inspiration for Catfish and the Bottlemen were the Beatles, especially as the group frequently threw in cover songs of the “fab four” into their setlist.

The band continued to refine their writing techniques and before long were trying out their material in front of an audience, albeit most of their early shows took place in car parks. After one of their shows, McCann ran into Kasabian lead singer, Sergio Pizzorno and to no avail tried handing him a demo. These early recordings of the band are now highly sought after and are worth small fortunes on the internet. Their early singles were independently released in 2012 and are exemplary of the groups raw youthful sound.

Their next single “Homesick” was issued in 2013 by Communion Records and was followed up by the single “Rango”, which was also released that year. The singles continued to pour out of the band in 2014. The four they released that year are as follows: “Kathleen”, “Pacifier”, “Cocoon”, and “Fallout”. In addition to these singles, the band also put out the EP “Kathleen And The Other Three” as well as their studio debut album “The Balcony”. Their 1st album was a hit in the UK making it to no. 10 on the album charts. It also did fairly well in the US debuting at no.121 on the US Billboard 200 and no. 8 on the US Independent Albums chart. This album featured “Kathleen”, a single which was produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian) and likewise rose to no.1 on the MTV’s hottest tracks.

Apart from their studio work, Catfish and the Bottlemen are equally loved for their live performances. In 2014 the band went on an extensive tour to support “The Balcony”, playing at over 30 festivals in the UK, Europe, and United States, including Readin & Leeds, Governors Ball, and Latitude.

Friday 12 July 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
with Bastille, Snow Patrol, and 35 others
Glasgow Green, Glasgow, UK

Saturday 13 July 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
with Bastille, Snow Patrol, and 21 others
Glasgow Green, Glasgow, UK

Sunday 14 July 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Citadel 2019
Gunnersbury Park, London, UK

Friday 19 July 2019 – Sunday 21 July 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Splendour in the Grass Festival 2019
North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

Sunday 28 July 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont, WA, Australia

Wednesday 07 August 2019 – Tuesday 13 August 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Sziget Festival 2019
Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary

Friday 16 August 2019 – Sunday 18 August 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Summer Sonic 2019
ZOZO Marine Stadium & Makuhari Beach Park, Tokyo, Japan

Tuesday 24 September 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The Ritz, Raleigh, NC, US

Thursday 26 September 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY, US

Saturday 28 September 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, US

Sunday 29 September 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The Anthem, Washington, DC, US

Tuesday 01 October 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The National, Richmond, VA, US

Wednesday 02 October 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH, US

Saturday 05 October 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, US

Monday 07 October 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, US

Tuesday 08 October 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Tabernacle presented by Cricket Wireless, Atlanta, GA, US

Thursday 10 October 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The Amp St. Augustine Backyard Stage, Saint Augustine, FL, US

Monday 04 November 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Arena, Birmingham, UK

Tuesday 05 November 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Thursday 07 November 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
P&J Live, Aberdeen, UK

Friday 08 November 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK

Sunday 10 November 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, UK

Monday 11 November 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen
First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK

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