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Catfish and the Bottlemen Confirmed to play the BBC Introducing Stage – Reading and Leeds Festival And Unveil New Video

July 24, 2013

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Catfish and the Bottlemen
Confirmed to play the BBC Introducing Stage – Reading and Leeds Festival, August 24 & 25 2013

Llandudno 4 piece Catfish And The Bottlemen have been confirmed to play the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, on August 24th and 25th respectively. The impressive billing (previously selected artists include the likes of Daughter and Rizzle Kicks) comes in the wake of Catfish and The Bottlemen’s debut single ‘Homesick’, released through Communion Records last month to radio support from Radio 1 (Zane Lowe ‘Next Hype’, Huw Stephens, Phil & Alice), 6Music (Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne) and a playlist from XFM.

With an extensive summer headline tour- including festival sets at Latitude, Bushstock and Tramlines- already under their belt, Catfish And The Bottlemen’s BBC Introducing slot comes ahead of a second single release through Communion Records, due in September 2013.

Catfish And The Bottlemen signed to Communion Records (Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Deap Vally, Half Moon Run) this Spring, following a furious 18 month period which saw them play over 100 live shows in the UK and abroad to hone their incredibly tight live set, which invariably sees frontman Van McCann climbing the walls and playing guitar as though his life depended on it.  Having played club nights for Carl Barat & 6Music’s Chris Hawkins and persuaded the likes of The Vaccines to attend their gigs, the band then went into the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with Communion co-founder Ian Grimble (British Sea Power, Daughter) to record their debut material.

Catfish And The Bottlemen are Van McCann (vocals & guitar), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums).

LIVE
24 July GUILDFORD BoilerRoom
26 July BEDFORD Esquires
27 July WARRINGTON Friars Court Festival
02 August CREWE The Box
09 August LONDON KOKO (Club NME)
10 August LEICESTER Strawberry Fields Festival
16 August DONCASTER The Leopard
24 August READING FESTIVAL BBC Introducing Stage
25 August LEEDS FESTIVAL BBC Introducing Stage
30 August LONDON The Macbeth
31 August MANCHESTER FAC251

 

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