Catfish And The Bottlemen Get Tough On Modern Music: "There's No Lyrical Content"
Apparently all you need is a really handsome singer...
The four-piece open up to Grimmy about what inspired them as youngsters, right through to who they are looking to in the future for inspiration.
When asked about whether the success of the debut album was expected or not, frontman Ryan 'Van' McCann explains that they knew what their fans liked, so it was a given that they would enjoy the record. He did, however, go on to justify their songwriting in comparison to some other modern tracks…
"There's not a lot of music about anything anymore," he begins. "People who are writing [songs], if they're writing them themselves anyway, they're not writing about anything, there's no lyrical content, it's just nice words with a really handsome singer, and that's it."
Strong words, Van, strong words. We can't help but agree with him as he explains his love for lyrics and how important they are to him, he says: "The only reason I like music really is because of the story it tells - the escapism."
With the huge success of their debut album, The Balcony, fans are left wondering when the next album will be released. When quizzed about the whether they feel under pressure, the band disagreed, saying: "Everyone keeps asking us if we feel pressurised but it's sheer excitement really."
They continued: "We don't feel any pressure or anxiety or nothing like that, we're just buzzing!"
Don't miss the full episode of Catfish And The Bottlemen's Soundchain, this Friday at 11pm on MTV Music.