Soundcheck! Testing 1, 2, 3…Yes! They’re back with some good news and a great tune- It’s UK’s hottest, award-winning band, Catfish and The Bottlemen!
The Welsh indie rock band was formed in 2007, and ever since then, from humble beginnings, they have grown to be a huge success! They released their first album, The Balcony, in September of 2014, and almost instantly, their first and only album reached number 10 in the UK album charts!
Before all of this happened, the band performed in a bed&breakfast, and then after being found out, were signed by Communion Records in 2013, followed by Island Records. Their music about unrequited love and other relatable and memorable things in life are what make them such a crowd pleaser.
In December 2014, they won the BBC Introducing Award at the first BBC Music Awards! They have compared the vocal stylings of the band to that of The Kooks, and they remind the audience of the musical stylings of Jimmy Eat World and The Wombats. Their optimistic, rock vibes carry through with rhythmic and static-covered guitar riffs by Johnny Bond (lead guitarist), layered with the straining yet harmonious intonations of Ryan “Van” McCann (lead vocalist). Joined by bassist, Benji Blakeway, and drummer, Bob Hall, the band forms into the musical ensemble that everyone has come to love.
Their newest track “Soundcheck” has a lot of spirit to it though, and it definitely is a creation jam worthy of your time. The new hit single that is sure to get you going has the tunes and rhythm of a song you would cruise along to on a summer day with your shades on and nothing but sunshine.
It only makes sense that this band won the 2016 Brit Award For Best British Breakthrough Act! The band won this award through fan voting and beat other hugely renowned artists, such as, James Bay, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, and Wolf Alice! At a time that commercial rock is slowly fading out of the picture, their unique, indie sound serves them well.
This band has made it big, and is going to continue to make it bigger! After touring all over the world, they have left traces of their amazing music for everyone to have taste of.
Catfish and the Bottlemen have done it again with this new track single; fans love it! Right after winning the award, they released their music video for it, which displays them in their natural habitats of the rock and roll world, in their element, in their atmospheres, where they cultivate and introduce the song. It is shot in the studio giving the song a more real and authentic feel to it. Their sound is raw, but at just the right amount.
Watch the video here!
“Soundcheck” premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World” on BBC Radio 1 on Fenruary 15th, which is now available for all to see and hear now! Check it out here!
This retro-feel phenomenon, comical, yet chill and laid back, has got everyone captivated once again. So be sure to listen to the song!