Catfish and the Bottlemen at the House of Blues
Jasmine Garcia | Contributor | USDRadio
September 27, 2015
UK-based rock group, Catfish and the Bottlemen are currently on their very first U.S. tour and they’re ready to make their presence in the States known. With their debut album, The Balcony, turning one-year-old recently, their single “Cocoon” is still playing on stations across the U.S. and it was definitely a crowd favorite this weekend when the band stopped at the House of Blues in San Diego. The band did not disappoint the fans that had been waiting years to see them live. The lively energy in the room was instantaneously felt when the crowd was chanting “Catfish” before the band even hit the stage.
Throughout the night, the band and crowd fed off each other’s energy as the band played tracks such as “Pacifier,” “26,” and the band’s first ever single, “Kathleen.” The energy switched over when the band’s lead singer, Ryan “Van” McCann, took an acoustic guitar and slowed things down to sing “Homesick.” Definitely a crowd- favorite, rows of fans sang along to McCann’s “See I’m not the type to call you up drunk, but I’ve got some lies to tell.”
After the loud crowd sing-a-long to “Cocoon,” the band finished their set with the album’s closing track “Tyrants.” The band exceeded the grand sounds of the track and elongated the outro as fans screamed to the booming drumbeats and fast-paced guitar rhythms. Definitely a perfect finish to an impressive debut album, “Tyrants” was the perfect finish to an impressive performance put on by the band. Make sure to keep an eye out for the next time Catfish and the Bottlemen are around town, and in the meantime listen to their debut album The Balcony.
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