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Catfish and the Bottlemen receive "Best New Act" award at BBC Music Awards

posted Dec 16, 2014, 10:53 AM by Vu Nguyen
British breakout band Catfish and the Bottlemen have just won the Introducing Award for Best New Act” at this year’s BBC Music Awards. The band performed “Kathleen,” the lead single off their debut LP The Balcony, which met critical acclaim when released earlier this year in the U.K. The album is available stateside on January 6 via Communion Records.

The band will make their late night television debut on the “Late Show with David LettermanJanuary 7 to celebrate the U.S. release. In addition, the album’s single “Kathleen” recently reached #1 on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation and is also charting in the top 40 on Alternative Radio Charts.  

The Balcony was produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and includes tracks off the band’s acclaimed EP Kathleen and the Other Three as well as new, never-before recorded songs. The record was released earlier this year in the U.K. and Europe and charted in the top 10 on the official U.K. albums chart.
The release follows a year of extensive touring for the British rockers. They played to massive crowds at over 30 festivals including Reading and Leeds, Latitude, Ibiza Rocks, Austin City Limits, Governors Ball and Life is Beautiful. The band will return stateside to tour throughout the winter. See below for full routing details.

Catfish and the Bottlemen are Van McCann (lead vocals, guitar), Johnny Bond (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums). Hailing from North Wales, the band signed to Communion Records in 2013 and made a splash onto the London music scene soon after, playing over 100 shows in 2014 alone.

1. Homesick
2. Kathleen
3. Cocoon
4. Fallout
5. Pacifier
6. Hourglass
7. Business
8. 26
9. Rango
10. Sidewinder
11. Tyrants
February 8                                                  San Diego, CA                                                The Merrow
February 9                                             West Hollywood, CA                                           Troubadour
February 10                                             San Francisco, CA                                      The Independent
February 12                                                 Portland, OR                                       Mississippi Studios
February 13                                                  Seattle, WA                                                         Barboza
February 14                                                Vancouver, BC                                                  Media Bar
February 17                                                  Denver, CO                                            Larimer Lounge
February 19                                              Kansas City, MO                                                Record Bar
February 21                                              Minneapolis, MN                                          7th Street Entry
February 23                                                St. Louis, MO                                                       Firebird
February 24                                                  Chicago, IL                                             Schubas Tavern
February 26                                                Columbus, OH                                             The Basement
February 28                                                   Detroit, MI                                                           Shelter
March 1                                                        Lansing, MI                                                     Mac’s Bar
March 3                                                       Toronto, ON                                                The Garrison
March 4                                                       Montreal, QC                                              Divan Orange
March 5                                                        Boston, MA                                                    Great Scott
March 6                                                    Philadelphia, PA                                                    MilkBoy
March 7                                                        Buffalo, NY                                Studio at Waiting Room
March 9                                                      New York, NY                                        Bowery Ballroom
March 11                                                   Washington, DC                                                           DC9
March 12                                                    Richmond, VA                                                  The Camel
March 14                                                     Nashville, TN                                             The High Watt
March 15                                                      Atlanta, GA                                                            Vinyl