Catfish And The Bottlemen Win British Breakthrough At The BRIT Awards 2016

24 February 2016, 21:26 | Updated: 26 February 2016, 12:17

Catfish And The Bottlemen BRIT Awards 2016

Frontman Van McCann said they were "grateful" and "humbled" to pick up the award.

Catfish And The Bottlemen have won the BRIT Award for Best British Breakthrough 2016.

The band picked up the coveted gong at the awards ceremony, which took place at London's O2 Arena tonight (24 February 2016).

The Welsh-formed rockers beat out keen competition from the likes of James Bay, Jess Glynne, Wolf Alice and Years And Years.

Accepting their award,frontman Van McCann said: "Thank you very much for anyone who voted for us. It's class. 

"We are very grateful. You are very humbled.Thank you for everyone who voted for us. Thank you for the recognition."

Ahead of the awards Catfish's Van McCann rightly recognised it's not all about the winning, but the taking part.

Talking to Radio X about the benefits of just being nominated for a BRIT, he joked: "We get a sticker on the corner of the new album, so all the mums in Asda can just rip that off the shelves next to whatever album's out that week."

Well, now they can add the BRIT Awards 2016 WINNERS sticker to the new album too. Well done lads!

The Pacifer fourpiece are on the cusp of releasing their second album, the follow up to their debut album The Balcony. 

Watch the newly released video to their Soundcheck single: