Catfish and the Bottlemen - Rango
Catfish & the Bottlemen – Rango (Communion Records) 

Release Date: 16th September

Ol' Catfish is back again with his Bottlemen and these boys are showing no signs of letting up in their audio invasion of the airwaves. These four Welshman are getting playlisted left, right and centre and the gig list at the end of this review suggests that they're gigging hard as well - something I always admire in a band. This forthcoming single, 'Rango', is another Killers sized indie-pop-rock anthem in the making with a huge chorus, considerable guitars and a stomping rhythm that just won't quit. So, just to check, we have two well received singles which are destined to be future indie anthems, four hungry young Welshman dressed in leather and an extensive autumn tour of the fleshpots of Great Britain which coincides with the start of the new University year. If you have daughters I would suggest either a crash course in lesbianism or some serious chastity garments. Alternatively, just tell them to go forth and multiply with future rock stars - what are they going to do with a degree in Psychology anyway?

Live Dates:
16th August – The Leopard, Doncaster
24th August – Reading Festival (BBC Introducing Stage)
25th August – Leeds Festival (BBC Introducing Stage)
29th August – End of the Road Festival (Larmer Tree Gardens)
16th September – Sebright Arms, London
18th September – Night & Day, Manchester
19th September – O2 Academy, Oxford
20th September – Lennon’s, Southampton
21st September – Greenaway Pro Festival, Hayle, St Ives
3rd October – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester
4th October – The Full Moon, Newcastle Under Lyme
8th October – Westgarth SC, Middlesborough
9th October – PJ Mooloys, Dunfermline
10th October – Broadcast, Glasgow
11th October – Cafe Drummond, Aberdeen
12th October, Haddow Festival, Edinburgh
13th October – Pure, Sunderland
15th October – Victoria Inn, Derby
16th October – Wardrobe, Leeds
17th October – SWN Festival, Cardiff
18th October – Plug, Sheffield
19th October – Korova, Liverpool
22nd October – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
24th October - Essex University Student Union, Colchester
27th October – Bodega, Nottingham

28th October – Louisiana, Bristol