Llandudno, North Wales
Catfish and the Bottlemen continue their quest to take the UK indie music scene by storm with their latest single ‘Pacifier’, which is released on December 9th 2013 via Communion Records.
Originally from Llandudno, North Wales, ‘Pacifier’ is the third single to be released by Van McCann (Vocals & Guitar), Billy Bibby (Lead Guitar), Benji Blakeway (Bass) and Bob Hall (Drums). Their debut single ‘Homesick’ and ‘Rango’, which received rave reviews from the likes of Radio One, 6Music and XFM, has helped in propelling the band into a ‘Must See’ act. The boys have also received plaudits from Q Magazine and NME, while XFM DJ John Kennedy declared the band to be "Stadium Ready". Add to this a performance at this years Leeds and Reading Festival and recently completing a UK tour, things are definitely on the up for the hardworking four-piece.
Musically, the track has a very uplifting vibe to it, but lyrically there is a slight sombre aspect, which really makes it stand out. McCann puts the idea down to an apparent silly argument with a female friend who stated that he doesn’t appear to be affected by people around him passing away. With this in mind, McCann went about writing a song which would offset the positive music, with the more solemn lyrics, and in doing so, ‘Pacifier’ was born.
All in all, this is another leap in the right direction for Catfish and the Bottlemen, and with work already underway on their debut album, 2014 could just be their year.
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