Catfish And The Bottlemen debut single ‘Homesick’ – June 173 May 2013
Llandudno 4 piece Catfish And The Bottlemen will release their debut single ‘Homesick’ through Communion Records on June 17, 2013. Working with producer and Communion co-founder Ian Grimble (Daughter, British Sea Power, Red Hot Chili Peppers) at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales, ‘Homesick’ is the first offering from what is proving to be a hugely productive session. The track has already picked up radio plays from Steve Lamacq on 6Music and Zane Lowe on Radio 1, who tipped the single as his ‘Next Hype’ track.
Catfish And The Bottlemen signed to Communion Records (Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Deap Valley, Half Moon Run) this Spring, following a furious 18 month period which saw them play over 100 live shows both in the UK and abroad. Having honed their incredibly tight live set- which invariably sees frontman Van McCann climbing the walls and playing guitar as though his life depended on it- playing clubnights for Carl Barat and 6Music’s Chris Hawkins & persuading the likes of The Vaccines to attend their gigs, 2013 sees the band embarking on a headline UK tour- including London Barfly on June 3– alongside summer festival appearances at Dot to Dot, The Great Escape and Tramlines.
Catfish And The Bottlemen are Van McCann (vocals & guitar), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums).
www.catfishandandthebottlemen.com //@thebottlemen // facebook.com/catfishandthebottlemen
10 May NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME, The Full Moon 3 June LONDON Barfly
16 May BRIGHTON, The Great Escape (8.15pm – Upstairs @ Audio) 5 June DERBY Victoria
17 May SOUTHAMPTON, Lennons 6 June WREXHAM Central Station
18 May OXFORD, Academy 2 (BBC Introducing) 13 June Cardiff On The Rocks @ Ten Feet Tall
20 May LIVERPOOL, Kazimier 14 June PRESTON 53ft East
23 May DUBLIN, Communion – Zebra at Whelans 15 June CHESTER Telfords Warehouse
24 May MANCHESTER, Dot to Dot Festival 22 June LEEDS Cockpit
25 May BRISTOL, Dot to Dot Festival 21 July SHEFFIELD Tramlines Festival
26 May NOTTINGHAM, Dot to Dot Festival
31 May WARRINGTON, Friars Court