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British Indie Rock Band ~ Catfish and The Bottlemen ~ Biography


British indie rock outfit Catfish & the Bottlemen formed in 2010 in Llandudno, Wales, with members moving to the seaside town from as far away as Sheffield and Newcastle to complete the line up.

Aussie-born singer/songwriter Van McCann initially started the band with guitarist Bill Bibby and bassist Benji Blakeway, eventually adding Bob Hall on drums. Pairing a staunch D.I.Y. ethic with a gritty, garage-laced sound, the Bottlemen gigged constantly throughout 2012 and 2013 before signing to Mumford & Sons bandmember Ben Lovett’s Communion Records later that year.

They released three singles on Communion before moving to Universal in 2014. After receiving a Best Newcomer Award from the BBC, they delivered their full-length debut,

The Balcony, in September 2014. The album debuted at number ten on the U.K. charts, yielding the hit single “Kathleen.” Continuing to manage their heavy tour schedule, Catfish & the Bottlemen also spent part of 2015 in Los Angeles working on their follow-up album.

A BRIT Award nomination in early 2016 coincided with the release of “Soundcheck,” the first single from from their sophomore LP. The Ride, which appeared that May.

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distance: 3,691 Miles
Address Llandudno, North Wales

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