Hotly-tipped garage 4 piece Catfish And The Bottlemen have announced the release of their debut album, The Balcony, through Communion/Island Records on September 15, 2014, alongside their largest headline show to date, London Koko on November 7, 2014.
The release will come on the tail end of a hugely successful summer for the English lads from Llandudno, which sees them playing over 30 festival dates including Reading & Leeds, Latitude and T In The Park, plus Ibiza/Mallorca Rocks alongside Jake Bugg.
A new single ‘Fallout’ (July 7) is currently play-listed at Radio 1 (having already been Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World and Track of the Day), XFM and 6Music.
A lean jolt of youthful energy- recorded with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys) on production duties- The Balcony is the culmination of six years of tenacity and sheer bloody-mindedness from Van McCann (vocals/guitar), Billy Bibby (guitar), Benji Blakeaway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums).
The turbo-charged last 18 months of this period has been spent very much in the public eye: signing to Communion/Island Records, earning Radio 1 playlist slots for their 3 most recent singles ‘Pacifier’, ‘Kathleen’ and ‘Fallout’ (with all 3 debuting as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World) and headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at this year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
www.catfishandandthebottlemen.com //@thebottlemen // facebook.com/catfishandthebottlemen
UK Live Dates:
5 July GLOUCESTERSHIRE Barn on The Farm
9 July HULL Fruit
11 July LIVERPOOL X&Y Festival
12 July ABERSOCH Wakestock Festival
13 July KINROSS T In The Park
15 July MAGALUF Mallorca Rocks (supporting Jake Bugg)
16 July SAN ANTONIO Ibiza Rocks (supporting Jake Bugg)
18 July OXFORDSHIRE Truck Festival
19 July SOUTHWOLD Latitude Festival
20 July NORTH DEVON Somersault Festival
25 July SURREY Redfest
26 July NORTH YORKSHIRE Deer Shed Festival
27 July SHEFFIELD Tramlines Festival
1 August KENDAL Kendal Calling
2 August DERBYSHIRE Y Not Festival
8 August INVERNESS Belladrum Festival
9 August LEICESTERSHIRE Strawberry Fields Festival
10 August CORNWALL Boardmasters Festival
21 August BRIGHTON The Haunt
22 August READING Reading & Leeds Festival
23 August LEEDS Reading & Leeds Festival
29 August LODE Lodestar Festival
30 August BINGLEY Bingley Music Live
7 November LONDON Koko