Kathleen and the Other Three, the U.S. debut EP from fast-emerging Welsh rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen, is out now via Communion Records. The recording will act as a preview to their debut full-length album, expected 2015 (further details to come). Already beloved in the U.K., the four-piece is being hailed by Evening Standard for their "polished, energetic piece of work," while The Guardian praises their "surging riffs and energetically splayed choruses."
Kathleen and the Other Three was produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and Ian Grimble (Travis, Manic Street Preachers) and recorded in London and Wales. Of the new music, front man Van McCan explains, "Were so excited to finally release something in the U.S. With this EP weve tried to put songs on it that grip instantly short but explosive, with relatable lyrics. It feels like we're starting from scratch again. No one knows us and that really excites me."
To celebrate the release the band just embarked on their first official stateside tour that includes a series of dates headlining Communions critically lauded club nights. Most recently they performed at Governors Ball and are also set to appear at Bonnaroo. Following these U.S. dates they will tour extensively throughout the U.K. and Europe with over 30 major festival appearances including Reading, Leeds and Strawberry Fields. Additionally, the band recently released a video for their latest single "Kathleen".
Catfish and the Bottlemen is Van McCann (vocals, guitar), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums). The band signed to Communion records in 2013 and made a splash onto the London music scene with their song "Pacifier".