Hoards of fans crowded into The Electric Factory this past Friday in Philadelphia to see British alternative rock band Catfish And The Bottlemen. Following the release of their sophomore album, The Ride, the band embarked on a tour across the U.S.
Combining captivating riffs with angst-filled lyrics, it is easy to see why Catfish And The Bottlemen attract fans of all ages. The crowd ranged from small children, to teens, to parents, all singing along with each lyric from lead singer Van McCann.
The group started off with “Homesick” from their first album, The Balcony. The song was a great, high-energy start to the show, continuing with hits “Kathleen” and their most recent, “Soundcheck.” After going through a mix of songs from both albums, Van was left alone on the stage for “Hourglass.” With only an acoustic guitar to accompany his vocals, the audience was able to connect directly with the singer and the emotions of the song.
The evening closed with “Tyrants,” a guitar-heavy track with an epic outro. The song was a perfect ending to the night, and by the thunderous applause and cheering from everyone in the venue, it was clear the fans loved it.
If you have not had the chance to see Catfish And The Bottlemen yet, their tour continues in the U.S. through December before they leave for shows in Australia, Japan, and South America. Check out our photos from The Electric Factory below: