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Review: Catfish and the Bottlemen at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse

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Not many bands hold power over a crowd but, throughout their recent gig Catfish and the Bottlemen held the audience as if every song was the final song

By Alice Denison


On 10th November, Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse was bursting at the seems with die hard Catfish and the Bottlemen fans, the band’s second night at the venue with one more to go. Waiting for the band, you could hear fans talking about how they were going to all three nights. There were also people who had never seen them live before and who were taken back by the atmosphere and traditional style live Indie performance.

The four piece bounced around the old warehouse echoing across the high ceilings as they stormed through their most popular tracks off their first album, The Balcony, opening with the first track, ‘Homesick’. They kept the same momentum with fast paced tracks off their latest album The Ride, released in May this year. There was a pretty equal balance of songs from each album.

The fans were on top form with everyone putting their recently purchased tour T Shirts on over the top of their clothing and singing at the top of their lungs to every song that Catfish threw at them. Van McCann, the 24-year-old front man, didn’t say much to the Manchester crowd but it wasn’t needed, as the energy of the songs and the fans said a thousand words. Ending on ‘Tyrants’, the last track on their debut album, the band left the crowds desperately needing more. The perfect end to the perfect gig.


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