Catfish and the Bottlemen bring a huge show to small towns on UK tour

Ahead of next week’s eagerly awaited second album, Catfish and the Bottlemen are out to prove themselves. There is no doubt that this band had a debut album full of huge tunes, but it is not only the old favourites that impress the crowd tonight. 

‘The Ride’ sees it’s official release next Friday (May 27th) but singles ‘Soundcheck’, ‘7’ and ’Twice’ have been put out to give a sneak preview of what we can expect from this follow up. In amongst the more well-known hits, it could go very easily unnoticed that these 3 songs have been out only a matter of days. The crowd echo the lyrics back to frontman Vann McCann who is visibly humbled by the immense support that this band clearly receive. And as these tracks go down so well, things are looking good for this follow up record. 

Songs from 2014 LP ‘The Balcony’ sound as fresh as ever, as the 4 welsh boys own the stage and leave a very sweaty crowd in awe. ‘Pacifier’ and ‘Cocoon’ demonstrate not only Catfish’s ability to produce an infectiously catchy chorus, but alongside heavy guitars that rival early Arctic Monkeys. Not only this but McCann’s vocals are incredibly impressive, proving they’re more than just a catchy tune or two.

Despite a few technical problems, the Llandudno boys power through and cope very well through guitar faults beyond their control. The crowd reaction goes to show the respect and admiration held for the 4-piece who return to the stage to huge cheers. 

Catfish and the Bottlemen are not to be stopped now. ‘The Ride’ promises more big things for this band and it’s only up from here. The live show clearly being just another of their strengths, Catfish play many festivals this summer from T in the Park to Lollapalooza. You won’t regret catching them before they’re one of the biggest bands on the festival scene, as they soon will be.  

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This Catfish and the Bottlemen article was written by Daisy Cuthbert, a GIGsoup contributor. Photo credit : natkatgx

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