Catfish and the Bottlemen have waited for recognition

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Catfish and the Bottlemen have waited for recognition

Catfish and the Bottlemen think it's "weird" they are only just getting recognition in their ninth year as a band.

Earlier this week, the indie rockers picked up the British Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards and while they were pleased with getting the respect they deserve, they think it has been a long time coming.

Frontman Van McCann told BANG Showbiz: "It's our ninth year this year so it's weird to be getting breakthrough act in our ninth year. Any sort of recognition is awesome."

Meanwhile, the band - which also includes Benji Blakeway, Bob Hall, Johnny Bond, Billy Bibby, Jon Barr, and Samuel John Halliwell - are about to announce a UK tour and a new music video.

Van said: "We are announcing some shows and we've got a new video coming in a bit I think. We are excited to just carrying on with our music."

And the 'Hourglass' hitmaker says the band's main aim as a band is to play to as many people as possible and that they hope to get big enough to play stadiums.

Asked for their plans for the rest of the year, he said: "Trying to get as big as we can outdoors really, stadium kind of size. Just the same as we've always done. That was always the goal to play to as many people as we could."