By: Shayla Lee
British-bred indie rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen have been in the indie circuit for over a decade and are undeniably one of UK’s most celebrated musical gems. The band’s first two albums “The Balcony” and “The Ride” were well received amongst critics, fans, and in the music blogosphere which led to the band playing huge festivals like Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo and touring around the world. In April of this year, Catfish and the Bottlemen released their third album “The Balance” and hit the road to showcase their new music. Vancouver was the last stop on their North American run and we had the chance to see their nearly sold-out show at The Vogue.
Catfish and the Bottlemen’s setlist had a beautiful balance of tracks from each of the albums. From opening the set with the first track from their new album “Longshot” and finishing with “Cocoon” which is from their first album, the night felt like a journey throughout the band’s entire discography. One of the other stand out elements of the night was the incredible, dynamic lighting that varied throughout the set. Catfish and the Bottlemen brought high energy, and the Vancouver crowd brought energy nearly as high. The crowd was jumping, dancing, crowd surfing, and singing along all night.
From the visuals, vocals, and production, Catfish and the Bottlemen gave a stellar performance, proving that they deserve all of the recognition they receive. The band will be bringing their incredible show to Europe early next year and tickets can be found here. You can stay up-to-date with them on Instagram and Facebook. A photo gallery of their night in Vancouver is below!