The most exciting new guitar band to break through in the UK this decade is Catfish and the Bottlemen. Their tightly honed melodic two-guitar rock draws from new wave, indie, garage, and grunge. 2014 debut album, ’The Balcony’, written by “lithe and excitable” young front man Van McCann, has just been certified Platinum in the UK.
At the end of 2014, they were awarded Best Newcomer at the BBC Music Awards, and went on to feature prominently at many UK Festivals throughout the summer of 2015, then capping a whirlwind year with an extensive sold out tour of the UK. Over the Atlantic in USA they also didn’t stop. Touring consistently, they were announced as the number 1 new artist in USA by Billboard Magazine with single ‘Kathleen’ becoming a firm favorite at alternative radio.