The Thekla Archives: 2014

Catfish And The Bottlemen , Thekla presents Catfish and the Bottlemen: 14+ event

  • Thursday 4th December 2014


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The band consists of Van McCann (lead vocals), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass guitar) and Bob Hall (drums). The band members all moved to Llandudno from different areas including Sheffield and Accrington. Van moved from Australia at a young age where he met a busker named 'Catfish the Bottleman', who he credits as the inspiration behind the band's name.

The band signed to Communion Records in 2013 and throughout 2013 released their first three singles: "Homesick", "Rango", and "Pacifier". In 2014 the band signed to Island Records and on March 17, released their first single of the year, "Kathleen", produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Adele) and are set to release their debut album later this year. All of the singles released were premiered as Zane Lowe’s hottest record in the world and were playlisted on Radio 1. "Kathleen" ranked at number one on MTV's hottest tracks in April 2014.

Catfish and the Bottlemen will be performing at over 30 festivals in the UK/Europe this summer including Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Kendal Calling, Tramlines, Ibiza Rocks, and Governors Ball in New York City.


The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881