Story of Catfish And The Bottlemen’s decade-long rise told on new BBC documentary

Catfish and the Bottlemen at P&J Live, Aberdeen (Kayleigh Morrison for Live4ever)

Catfish and the Bottlemen at P&J Live, Aberdeen (Kayleigh Morrison for Live4ever)

The story of Catfish And The Bottlemen‘s decade-long rise from obscurity to becoming one of the UK’s biggest bands is being told on a new BBC documentary.

The BBC archives have been explored to find rare footage of the band’s first US tour, their performance on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading/Leeds 2013, through to their headline slot at TRNSMT earlier this year. Fittingly too, the support of BBC DJ Steve Lamacq is highlighted by frontman Van McCann.

“Lammo had seen us trying to get heard, we sent him a demo and the band name had stood out to him, the next thing my phone was ringing before footy practice,” he says. “He told us to hype the band up for a couple of minutes on the radio and that was it, our first play. Everyone was buzzing off it around town.”

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