A few weeks ago, Daytrotter’s top music muscle, Sean Moeller, sent out a tweet that said, “Catfish and the Bottlemen are going to be huge. Trust me.”
My immediate response: WHO ARE CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN?
I’m a Daytrotter subscriber, and get a ton of cool sessions from them, but they do lean a little to the indie hipster side. So imagine my surprise when I Google this band and hear screaming guitars. I must know more.
I may talk quite a bit about singer-songwriter types, but it’s not much of a secret that I have a “thing” for rock n’ roll bands. These four young’uns – and I do mean babies – fill my need for “MORE GUITAR!” Plus, bonus, they hail from Wales (Llandudno, to be exact), homeland of my mentor of fun, Mrs. G., and the Stereophonics. I do love the Welsh! Aged 18 – 21, these kids are already earning their stripes, playing over 100 shows in the UK in 2012 and currently gigging some pretty major festivals across the pond.
Their song “Homesick” has been stuck in my head for the last two weeks. And don’t let the sparse opening fool ya…hang on for the chorus and you’ll see what I mean about the rock n’ roll.
There’s no full-length album yet, but you can pick up the “Homesick” single, a two-track blistering rock n’ roll feast, for less than two bucks on Amazon or iTunes. Their new single, “Rango” is due out on Sept. 17 in the U.S., but if you just can’t wait, they debuted the official sperm-filled video this week.
Going to have to agree with Mr. Moeller on this one…this band is going to be huge. (Grab their Daytrotter session here, by the way.)