WATCH: Catfish and the Bottlemen – ‘Kathleen’
There’s something about Catfish and the Bottlemen‘s new single, Kathleen, that feels so familiar whilst at the same time sounding utterly novel and unique. The band’s youthful energy, skilled melodicism, subtle instrumental layering, and retro production evoke memories of when The Strokes were the hottest band in town, but their emotive vocals, warm sonics, and ear-worm vocal arrangements are something utterly unique to them.
Hailing from Wales, Catfish and the Bottlemen have been kicking around the UK for a while (performing over 150 gigs in 18 months) and are currently gearing up to unveil a brand new EP. With their keen ear for catchy hooks and renowned onstage dynamism, they’re poised to be the next big thing in indie rock.
Meanwhile, the Kathleen video is a slick performance-based clip that shows off the band’s live charisma and the kind of synchronicity between members that only develops after a lot of hours in the rehearsal room.