10 Things You Never Knew About Catfish and the Bottlemen

Leaping out of Llandudno, Catfish and the Bottlemen are arguably the biggest new band in the

Leaping out of Llandudno, Catfish and the Bottlemen are arguably the biggest new band in the country. Priority Tickets for Catfish and the Bottlemen are available at 10am tomorrow (June 1). Search ‘O2 Priority’ for tickets.

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Leaping out of Llandudno last year, Catfish & the Bottlemen are arguably the biggest new band in the country. Here are 10 things you didn't know about the Welsh wonders.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen signed to Communion Records in 2013. The label is owned and run by Mumford & Sons keyboard player Ben Lovett, who was an early champion of the band. “Ben Lovett from Mumford & Sons was the first one who took a risk on us,” says McCann. “He’s the biggest rock star I’ve ever met.”

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Van McCann is named after 'Brown Eyed Girl' singer Van Morrison, who is his dad’s favourite artist. McCann’s own icon isn’t anyone from the music world, but boxer Muhammad Ali. “His mentality is ingrained in me,” he has said.

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McCann is a test tube baby. To celebrate his miracle birth, his parents went travelling across Australia with their young son. Catfish & The Bottlemen's 'Fallout' "You see I was a test-tube baby, that's why nobody gets me."

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