Review: Catfish and the Bottlemen - The Balcony
Edgy Welsh band Catfish and the Bottlemen are back at it with the release of their new album, The Balcony. The indie-rock group have produced an impressive record that is perfect to listen to at anytime of day, as background music or even a relaxing, yet invigorating escape from a dull routine.
The Balcony opens with the catchy beat of the track “Homesick", proving to be the perfect way to captivate any listener. The subtle rock vibes and indie sound throughout the album and the occasional slow track, like “Hourglass”, keep things interesting. The laid-back feel and unique vocals of lead singer Van McCan, especially apparent in “Sidewinder”, are enough to give a sort of nostalgic sense. The tune is such that it makes you feel accustomed to the music and familiar the first listen through, not too harsh but also not too vanilla.