The 'Trainspotting' actor delivers an acoustic rendition of the band's song
Catfish and the Bottlemen have revealed a full-length video of actor Ewan McGregor performing a cover version of their track ‘Hourglass’.
In May, McGregor featured in the British band’s official video for the song, which begins with the Trainspotting star performing an acoustic rendition of the number.
Now, the band have unveiled the full performance from McGregor. Scroll below to watch.
Catfish And The Bottlemen frontman Van McCann said of teaming up with the actor: “Honestly working with Sir Ewan was one of the funnest things I think I’ll ever get to do. He’s the most interesting and interested guy I’ve ever met.”
McCann continued: “He’s just fucking brilliant. Total gentleman! When people tell you not to meet the people you look up to, fuck that! He genuinely buzzes off the band. Sends me photos of him listening to us before he walks onstage on his endless run of sold out Broadway. And he likes my lyrics! Honestly, I love him. It all makes me laugh my head off!”
Watch the full clip below.
Speaking to NME in a recent interview, McCann talked up the band’s new album, “I think a little bomb will go off in the music industry and people will go, ‘Who’s making all that racket?’” he said. “It’s miles better than the last album. The band’s 10 times better, the crew’s 10 times better and we’re all 10 times better looking.”
Catfish And The Bottlemen performed at Glastonbury Festival last weekend, playing a rain-lashed set on the Other Stage, with the wet conditions presenting considerable technical difficulties for the Llandudno-based outfit.
At one point in the set, frontman Van McCann told the crowd to “enjoy Kanye West”, who headlined Worthy Farm the next day. At this point, there was a loud boo from numerous members of the crowd. Catfish And The Bottlemen previously covered West’s ‘Black Skinhead’ for Radio 1’s Live Lounge, and McCann has spoken of his admiration for the rapper.
The band will hit the road on October 28 with a gig taking place at Exeter Great Hall. After that, Van McCann and his bandmates will visit Cardiff, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cambridge and Southampton. There will also be two dates in Manchester at the O2 Apollo venue on November 3 and 4.
Catfish And The Bottlemen will play:
Exeter, Great Hall (October 28)
Cardiff, Great Hall (29)
Aberdeen Music Hall (31)
Edinburgh, Corn Exchange (November 1)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (3-4)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (8)
Nottingham, Rock City (10)
Cambridge, Corn Exchange (11)
Southampton, O2 Guildhall (N12)