With an unusual sounding name, the band Catfish and the Bottlemen is sure making the perfect first impression!This band is a young Welsh indie rock band formed in Liandudno, North Wales. Lead singer, Van McCann, named the band Catfish and the Bottlemen in honor of his first memory of music, where he met a street performer out on the harbour called Catfish the Bottleman who would play in a man-made instrument of wine bottles.
They recently debuted their new album titled “The Balcony” and let me tell you I am completely obsessed with the album. Their sing “Cocoon” is my favorite song from the album, the lyrics and melody of the song are catchy and clever. The best thing about the song is the beat which switches from a slow relaxing tune into a great uplifting song.
The first thing that caught my attention is that the lead singer has an incredible voice. I can listen to him for hours and never get tired. I recently saw a video of him on youtube performing a cover of The Killers song Read My Mind and it blew me away. Van MCCan can do something most musicians struggle to do and that is to sing live. He is so natural at singing and truly seems happy to perform.
I have a feeling this band is going to become a huge success for the simple reason that they have great music that is extremely catchy and they are also a relatively young band that can become better overtime.