The most exciting new guitar band to burst through in the UK is Catfish and the Bottlemen. Their debut album, 'The Balcony', written by charismatic front man Van McCann, is heading for Platinum status in the UK, with all of their singles getting back to back playlists and heavily rotated plays at National Radio. Catfish and the Bottlemen were awarded Best Newcomer at the 2014 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 UK tour in November which sold out, over 40,000 tickets in under 10 minutes. Over the Atlantic they also didn't stop. Touring consistently, they were announced as the number 1 new artist in America by Billboard Magazine and the single 'Kathleen', becoming a firm favorite at alternative radio. A huge summer of USA festivals is guaranteed.
Now the UK's freshest and most exciting live act, they recently sold out this July's Manchester's 8,000 capacity Castlefield Bowl in 6 minutes of going on sale! The band have just finished recording part 2 of their album series in LA with producer David Sardy and when asked about the new album Van recently told Q Magazine that "The last album was the support act. this one is the headliner!" Having recently picked up a 2016 BRIT nomination as UK's Best breakthrough act... 2016 looks to be the year Catfish and the Bottlemen take over.