By Kaja Bjelke
Welsh indie rock band ‘Catfish and the Bottlemen’ won the award for British breakthrough artist at the prestigious BRIT Awards yesterday.
The award was voted for by BBC Radio 1’s listeners, and was presented by Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on Wednesday night.
Frontman Van McCann said on stage: “Thank you very much to anybody that voted for us, you’re class! We’re very grateful, very humbled”.
WATCH Catfish and the Bottlemen receive their award here:
The group, from Llandudno, Conwy county formed in 2007 and are set to play Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival on 24 July this year.
Their album ‘The Balcony’ was released by Universal in 2014, and reached 10th place in the UK chart.
They were awarded Best Newcomer at the 2014 BBC Music Awards, and 40,00 tickets for their UK tour sold out in under 10 minutes.
Having just finished recording part two of their album series in LA with producer David Sardy, frontman McCann told Q Magazine: “The last album was the support act. This one is the headliner!”
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