Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Breakout U.K band Catfish and the Bottlemen make U.S. debut!

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

“Undeniably catchy tunes… electric...”—Esquire UK

Kathleen and the Other Three, the U.S. debut EP from fast-emerging Welsh rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen, is set for release on June 3 via Communion Records. The recording will act as a preview to their debut full-length album, expected 2015 (further details to come). Already beloved in the U.K., the four-piece is being hailed by Evening Standard for their “polished, energetic piece of work,” whileThe Guardian praises their “surging riffs and energetically splayed choruses.”
The EP was produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and Ian Grimble (Travis, Manic Street Preachers) and recorded in London and Wales. Of the new music, front man Van McCan explains, “We’re so excited to finally release something in the U.S. With this EP we’ve tried to put songs on it that grip instantly… short but explosive, with relatable lyrics. It feels like we're starting from scratch again. No one knows us and that really excites me.”
To coincide with the release the band has planned their first official stateside tour that includes a series of dates headlining Communion’s critically lauded club nights as well as appearances at Governor’s Ball and Bonnaroo. They will also tour extensively throughout the U.K. and Europe with over 30 major festival appearances including Reading, Leeds and Strawberry Fields. Additionally, the band recently released a video for their latest single “Kathleen”, available now on iTunes:
Catfish and the Bottlemen is Van McCann (vocals, guitar), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums). The band signed to Communion records in 2013 and made a splash onto the London music scene with their song “Pacifier,” watch the official video here:
1. Kathleen
2. Homesick
4. Pacifier
June 3                                                          New York, NY                           Rockwood Music Hall*
June 4                                                        Washington, DC                                      Gypsy Sally’s*
June 5                                                        Philadelphia, PA                                Underground Arts*
June 7                                                          New York, NY                                The Governor’s Ball
June 10                                                      Bloomington, IN                                        The Bluebird*
June 11                                                        Louisville, KY                                                Zanzabar*
June 12                                                       Manchester, TN                                   Bonnaroo Festival
June 14                                                      Kansas City, KS                                            Boulevardia
June 17                                                     Minneapolis, MN                                    Varsity Theater*
June 18                                                         Madison, WI                                        The Frequency*
June 19                                                        Maquoketa, IA                            Codfish Hollow Barn*
October 10                                                      Austin, TX                                       Austin City Limits
October 24                                                  Las Vegas, NV         Las Vegas Life is Beautiful Festival
*Communion club night

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