PHOTOS: CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN + WILD PARTY @ THE TROUBADOUR
Photos and words by Cortney Armitage
The Welsh indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen are at the beginning of their North American tour and had the Troubadour packed with mostly young girls who could barely contain themselves. Frontman Van McCann’s eyes were closed most of the time as he unleashed his dynamic energy across the stage. Catfish played all the tracks off their debut album The Balcony with the crowd almost drowning out McCann’s vocals on the tracks “Homesick” and “Pacifier.” World class roadie Larry supplied set lists, drumsticks and guitar picks to fans who clearly didn’t want it to end.
Playing tracks off of their album Phantom Pop, Wild Party kicked off the evening. Soon into the set, a fresh head wound opened on Lincoln Kreifels’ forehead and made us all wonder what wild party the head wound was acquired at. But as soon as a new Band-Aid was applied, the catchy pop tracks were back on and we forgot about the injury.