Late To The Game #2: Catfish And The Bottlemen

A written series about bands and artists I am “Late to the game” to. This issue is about Catfish and the Bottlemen.

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Welcome, all to the newest issue of Late To The Game, a series where I cover bands or artists that I am “late to the game” for. Today, I introduce to you the band, Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Catfish and the Bottlemen are a four piece Welsh Indie Alternative Rock band from Llandudno, North Wales, United Kingdom. The band consists of members Benji Blakeway, Van McCann (Vocals), Robert Hall, and Johnny Bond( lead guitar). Catfish and the Bottlemen formed in the Spring of 2007,the band released two EPs in between the band’s fruition and 2014.

Catfish and the Bottlemen released their debut full length album The Balcony in September of 2014. The album featured songs like Cocoon, Kathleen, and Tyrants. Their second album The Ride was released in late May of 2016 through Capitol and Island Records.

Catfish and the Bottlemen are currently on a U.S Tour and their third album The Balance will be released in late April of this year. The Balance will also be released through Island and Capitol Records.

I was introduced to Catfish and the Bottlemen through a really good friend. I was going through a rut with music at the time and he kept mentioning Catfish and the Bottlemen and I made a mental note but never really gave the band a listen. Then one day, after no success of finding new music, I decided to listen to Catfish and the Bottlemen. When I say that ” I should’ve listened to this band sooner!” is an understatement. I really feel like I betrayed my own friend for not listening to this band sooner than I did. Catfish and the Bottlemen skyrocketed into my list of favorite bands, their music is A1 and their lyrics are blunt and very honest. Y’all give this band a listen and don’t be a degenerate like me and prolong a good time, Catfish and the Bottlemen is it!

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