Best Unsigned Band of 2009 Catfish & The Bottlemen release ‘Bodies’ single

BBC 6 Music’s Best Unsigned Band of 2009 Catfish & The Bottlemen have already notched up a couple of EP releases since forming in 2009, the 6 Music accolade was bestowed upon them less than a year after after first getting together.

No mean feat for Catfish & The Bottlemen who have continued to pack venues with their live shows, while gaining support from the likes of 6 Music and XFM.

Invited to perform at this years In The City showcase in October, Catfish & The Bottlemen showed what all the fuss was about with a superb live performance that was greeted with much acclaim.

The band have toured as support for the likes of Twisted Wheel and Ash as well as a achieving an acclaimed performance in Austria at the 2010 Snowbombing Festival.

They release their latest single Bodies, a melodic but busy slice of indie pop on December 6th, the single also contains a studio version of fan favourite Collide, originally released on their debut EP.

You can see a live version of Collide here:


For further information visit the Catfish & The Bottlemen MySpace.

In The City 2010 – Manchester Picadilly- Unsigned Line Up

We are just days away from the excellent In The City festival in Manchester’s Picadilly and Northern quarter which takes place from October 13th to 15th, and the Unsigned line up has been revealed.

Chosen from thousands of hopefuls by the In The City A&R panel, 30 bands have been picked as the latest in a long line of acts showcased during the event’s successful history. In The City Unsigned has been a significant stepping-stone in the careers of many of todays greatest artists including Radiohead, Smashing pumpkins, Chemical Brothers, The Verve an so many more.

The 30 bands selected to appear this year are:
2:54 – Sinister and moody shoegaze two-piece
Andrew Davie – understated singer-songwriter with a songbook of Autumnal tales
Beaty Heart – Lush, percussion-heavy art school hypnotics
Big Deal – Loose, summery pop, joining the dots between Mazzy Star and Tennis.
Brown Brogues – Six strings and two drums-worth of stomping, bluesy garage.
Catfish & The Bottlemen – Wide-eyed rock four-piece
Chad Valley – Jonquil frontman’s disco dreampop solo project
D/R/U/G/S – Soaring, post-dubstep anthemics from Manchester
Dead Models – 50s and 60s-indebted smoky songwriters.
Eagulls – Explosive, bloody-nosed slacker punk from Leeds
Fanzine – breezy, bright-eyed slacker pop from blog darlings
Films of Colour – Swooning, layered epic indie.
Fixers – Tom Tom Club-esque surf-dance quintet
Foreign Office – Infectious synth-flecked new wave
Frontiers – Midlands-based post-punk and shoegaze quartet
Labyrinth Ear – Much hyped boy/girl duo, new to the live circuit
Les Cadets – Latin and electronic-influenced indie-pop.
Milk Maid – Lo-fi grunge pop from Manchester
Misty Miller – Teenage ukulele player with an amazing voice
Monument Valley – London singer-songwriter, with echoes of Nick Drake.
Oberhofer – Much blogged youthful exuberance from New York.
Picture Book – Insistent, dancefloor-driven electro pop
Samuel Diamond – Brooding, Hyperdub-influenced lo-freq. electronica
Sissy & The Blisters – Primal, inventive krautrock from Egyptian Hip-Hop labelmates.
Slow Motion Shoes – Lamacq-approved fizzy neon pop
Smatka – Broad-brush, multi-faceted pop, from innocent to disturbing
Sophie-Rose – Florence and Mystery Jets-approved pop
The Car Is On Fire – Infectious and experimental Polish psychedelia.
The Kill Van Kulls – a four-piece dealing in gloriously harmonious synth-soaked pop
Thomas J Speight – Sweet and wistful folk-inflected songer-songwriter

FURTHER NEW ADDITIONS... Dutch Uncles, Flats, Tribes, ExLovers, Stricken City, The Neat, Youth, Vondelpark, Planet Earth, Egyptrixx, Advances In Mathematics, This Many Boyfriends, Ana Free, Nikki Garnett, Easter, From The Kites Of San Quentin, Holden, Rook and the Ravens, The Horn The Hunt, 1913, Berlin Berlin, Hey Zeus, The Hidden Revolution.

For further information visit the In The City website