In today’s article, we shall talk about the famous Welsh Indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen. If you are a big-time fan of rock bands, then you must be aware of the band Catfish and the Bottlemen, formed in 2007 in Llandudno, Wales. Those who weren’t aware of the band must be wondering about the recognition and fame of the band. Well, we shall also talk about the famous plays Catfish and the Bottlemen. There have been several rumors about the split of the Indie rock band. Also, that is a bit of truth about the band. We shall discuss everything about the band members and their split. So, what are you waiting for? Without further ado, go ahead and get into this article to know more about the band Catfish and the Bottlemen including its members and their split. Also, we shall discuss its famous plays which have achieved and ranked quite a good position.
Initially, Catfish and the Bottlemen consisted of 7 members about whom we shall talk later on in this article. But later on, the band broke up and ended up having four members at present. Why did it happen? We shall discuss everything. Get into this article to know about Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Catfish and the Bottlemen: Career and Fame
The Indie rock band was formed in 2007 in Llandudno, Wales. The band released its first album The Balcony in 2014 which ranked number 10 in the UK Albums Chart. Following the success of their first album, the band released their second album The Ride in 2016 which peaked number 1 in the UK Albums Chart. It released its third album The Balance in 2019 and is ranked number 2 in the UK Albums Chart. There are other singles as well, like Homesick, Rango, Pacifier, Longshot, etc which gained much recognition and fame in the industry. His 2014’s single Kathleen,ranked number 1 on MTV’s hottest tracks.
The band Catfish and the Bottlemen won BBC Music Awards in 2014. Following the year, it won Brit Awards in 2015. There are several other nominations as well, which the band has been nominated for, to date. The band signed to Communion Records LLC, Island Records, etc. The rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen toured in several places like North America, South America, Europe, Australia, UK, Japan, etc for their concerts. The band gained recognition and much popularity in the industry. It has accumulated a massive fan base and people love the genre, lyrics of their plays.
Catfish and the Bottlemen: Members and their split:
Initially, the band consisted of seven members. Following is the list of seven rockers of the band- Van McCann (Guitarist), Johnny Bond (Guitarist), Benji Blakeway (Bass Guitarist), Bob Hall (Drummer), Billy Bibby (Guitarist), Samuel John Halliwell, and Jon Barr (Drummer). The members met at several places and festivals and finally formed the band in 2007 and named it Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Jon Barr left the band in 2010. Another member of the band Catfish and the Bottlemen, that is Billy Bibby left the band due to some personal reasons. The exact is not known and isn’t made public. Also, in an inter, view Billy claimed that he had no plans at that time, after leaving Catfish and the Bottlemen in 2014. In 2017, there had been several rumors circulated on social media platforms like Twitter, about the entire band’s split. Well, it was some of the followers of the band who had circulated such news of its split. But that wasn’t the case back then. At present, the band has four members- Van McCann, Johnny Bond, Benji Blakeway, and Bob Hall.
As per the sources, it is known that the members of Catfish and the Bottlemen have decided to break up as a band. They don’t want to work together as a single band anymore after their upcoming summer gigs. Though the reason hasn’t yet been made public. So what does that mean? We hope the band does not get split and continue gifting us amazing rock singles in the upcoming years. Let’s hope for the best.