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Music: Catfish And The Bottlemen – The Balance Tour

I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favourite bands perform live last week, and it was an experience I will never forget.

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I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favourite bands perform live last week, and it was an experience I will never forget.

 

Catfish and the Bottlemen started their tour of the UK with a bang, with the Motorpoint Arena hosting the Welsh superstars. Van McCann did not disappoint, with his animated movement and general passion for performing, culminating in a memorable night for Catfish fans.

 

Little known-band Twin Atlantic were the support act, and considering I’d never heard of them before, they definitely gained another follower, if not a few thousand! Lead singer Sam McTrusty and his Scottish lads got the crowd on their feet for Catfish, so everyone was already ecstatic when they came out.

 

They performed their two newest songs ‘Longshot’ and ‘Fluctuate’, as well as some old tunes like ‘Fallout’ and ‘Cocoon’. As the tour was a promo for new album ‘The Balance’, the stage was lit up with album art. It really added to the audience’s excitement, with a new album on the horizon.

 

All four members of the star-studded band did their bit on the night, especially Johnny Bond. The flat cap wearing guitarist, moved from instrument to instrument throughout the show, at one point playing both the guitar and the keyboard, which I thought was pretty amazing.

 

Overall, Catfish’s first performance of their UK tour was truly a special one for fans, and with the Plymouth, London, Hull, Dublin and Belfast shows still prepping to be rocked by the Welsh band. It was one of the best concerts I’ve seen in a long time, and I hope to see them again at some point in the future.

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