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CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN | the AU review
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CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

Last Week on Late Night: The Five Best Music Performances on US Late Night TV (28th September - 2nd October 2015)

US late night talk shows are a showcase of all-things celebrity, politics, humor, comedy and music. They are often treated as the final thing we see before we go to sleep. With The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuting in the same 11:30pm slot opposite Kimmel and Fallon – all shows were keen to pull out the big guns in the hope of attracting/retaining viewers.

Five performances you can't miss at Lollapalooza 2015 this Saturday August 1st - other than Metallica!

The sun may well and truly have set on Friday in Australia, but in a few hours, it'll be rising over the city of Chicago and thus heralding the first day of Lollapalooza 2015. Grant Park in Chi-town will be turned into a hive of music for three days and nights, with thousands upon thousands set to stream through the gates to witness the likes of Paul McCartney, Florence + The Machine and more perform. Recently we gave your our picks for five artists you can't miss on Friday's program, and now we cast our attention to Saturday, to be headlined by a little band named Metallica...

Catfish & The Bottlemen pull out of Splendour in the Grass & sideshows due to illness.

As has become almost a tradition with festivals, Splendour in the Grass has suffered a loss today, two days out from the 2015, with Catfish & The Bottlemen today announcing they will not be performing at the Byron Bay festival or any of their Australian headline shows due to illness. The cancellation extends to the Welsh band's scheduled appearance in Japan for Fuji Rocks,but it would seem all engagements following their Australian dates are still in effect.

Single of the Day: Catfish and the Bottlemen “Kathleen” (2015)

Ahead of their set at Splendour as well as some sold out sideshows this year, UK 4-piece Catfish and the Bottlemen have released another single off their debut album The Balcony. Australia saw them for the first time back in January while they were supporting the Kooks, and they’ve got some big things ahead of them; including a slot at Glastonbury this year. Listen to “Kathleen” here...

Catfish & The Bottlemen announce Splendour sideshows for Melbourne and Sydney!

Welsh favourites Catfish & The Bottlemen have announced two Splendour in the Grass sideshows for Melbourne and Sydney, no doubt exciting the fans who've been hanging out for this announcement ever since the band was announced to be making their Australian return. Set to play both The Corner in Melbourne and at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney, fans are encouraged to jump on these tickets quickly once they go on sale, they will fly!

Sosefina Fuamoli's Picks: The Five Best Artists of SXSW 2015!

And just like that, as quickly as it began, we reached the end of yet another chaotic SXSW. With so many performances to filter and pick from over the past week, it's been hard to determine what has been classified a 'stand out' moment from the epic music festival. Between the four of us who scattered throughout Austin each day and night in an attempt to cover as much ground as possible, there were many memorable moments we all took away from the showcases we were able to attend (not marred by healthy amounts of tequila, of course) and below are just some of my choice artists who ranked highly this year.

Catfish & The Bottlemen, East India Youth and more open the British Music Embassy at SXSW

His great mop of brown hair flopping about his face, Van McCann bellows at the crowd "I can't believe you know all the words Texas!". Catfish & The Bottlemen is only a bar into their opener, "Rango", but sure enough, the crowd is echoing every line, rendering McCann's job virtually obsolete.

Live Review: Catfish and the Bottlemen + Food Court - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (19.01.14)

It was Catfish and the Bottlemen's first ever Sydney show on Monday night - in the country acting as a support act to The Kooks. The support act for Catfish, however, were Sydney group Food Court, who proved themselves a tight outfit, bringing forth some surfy vibes - think Wavves and you're on the right track. They sung songs about drinking wine and having a good time - one should expect no less.

Photo Gallery: The Kooks + The Griswolds + Catfish and the Bottlemen - Hordern Pavilion (20.01.15)

Supported By Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Griswolds, Britpop rockers The Kooks performed at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney last night and Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

New Music Video: Catfish and the Bottlemen “Pacifier” (2014)

There’s something really awesome about alt pop punk rock. The boys from Catfish and the Bottlemen are pretty damn awesome - and they’re from the UK. But hey, if you don’t like them that’s totally fine - i’ll see them by myself when they’re here supporting The Kooks.

The Kooks returning to Australia in January for biggest Australian tour yet!

The Kooks have long enjoyed a strong relationship with their Australian fans and upon their return next January, they're taking it to the next level, performing some of their biggest shows in the country ever. With their latest album Listen gaining great traction not only in Australia, but worldwide, the Brits have been enjoying a new direction musically and as a live band. Joining them on the tour will be The Griswolds and Catfish and the Bottlemen - tickets go on sale next month!

Album Review: Catfish And The Bottlemen - The Balcony (2014 LP)

Fans of the UK indie-pop scene rejoice, there's a new "Next Big Thing" on its way. They go by the name of Catfish and The Bottlemen, and they should be awarded this title with good reason. Illuminating the best parts of the old school Brit-pop alumni, circa Oasis, while booming with the freshness of current day colleagues like Artic Monkeys, their debut full length The Balcony is set to be released in Australia on the 19th of September and if I didn't insist you pick it up this Friday I doubt I'd be able to look myself in the mirror again.

the AU interview at T in the Park: Van McCann of Catfish and the Bottlemen (UK) talks "The Balcony" and naming themselves after an Australian busker.

It's easy to enjoy UK garage four-piece Catfish And The Bottlemen, and now the band are finally releasing their debut album The Balcony in September. We got to know the band while they were in Scotland for T in the Park by way of this exclusive interview with frontman Van McCann, in which he talks about the record and reveals a connection to Australia with the band name...