Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen’s Kathleen Dominates Billboard’s Emerging Artists Twitter Chart

Catfish and the Bottlemen’s “The Balcony”
Cover art for Catfish and the Bottlemen’s “The Balcony.”

The Welsh rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen currently (15.01.03 – 13:38 CET) tops the Billboard Realtime Twitter Chart for Emerging Artists. While Kanye West’s ‘Only One’ remains atop the general realtime Twitter chart, the emerging artists chart is reserved for up-and-coming acts.

Catfish and the Bottlemen formed in Llandudno in North Wales and was initially signed to Communion Records. The group issued the three singles ‘Homesick,’ ‘Rango’ and ‘Pacifier’ in 2013. Last year, Catfish and the Bottlemen changed labels and is now part of Island Records’ imprint.

Awarded the BBC Introducing Award

The current single ‘Kathleen’ was produced by Jim Abiss of Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Adele fame. The track was one of the hottest on MTV back in April last year, and the group has toured more than 30 festivals in mainland Europe.

In December 2014, the group was awarded the BBC Introducing Award. Although they have achieved critical acclaim, the group is yet to crack the heights of the charts. ‘Cocoon’ is the highest peaking single in the UK yet (No.78). ‘Kathleen’ reached No.88, haven peaked at No.39 on the US Alternative chart.

The debut album “The Balcony” was issued in September last year, peaking at No.10 in the UK at the end of that month. It will be released in the US later this year.

The infographic below shows the latest updated number of plays and listeners trends from Spotify and last.FM. As you can see, Catfish and the Bottlemen’s audience has grown steadily since June 2014 (from approx 1,000 to 4-5,000 listeners).

Catfish and the Bottlemen infographic
Infographic showing the latest available Spotify and last.FM data for Catfish and the Bottlemen


Catfish and the Bottlemen – Kathleen

Catfish and the Bottlemen – Kathleen

Snapshot from the Realtime Billboard + Twitter Chart for Emerging Artists

Catfish and the Bottlemen
Catfish and the Bottlemen