Catfish and The Bottlemen to release debut single Homesick
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 and 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 and guitar), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums).
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