Catfish And The Bottlemen - The Balcony

Limited Edition Vinyl LP Record

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The Balcony is the debut studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Catfish And The Bottlemen, released in September 2014 via Communion and Island Records.

Readily described as a young garage rock band, Catfish And The Bottlemen bluster into their highly polished debut album with many of the traits of a garage rock band primed and ready for the radio. Their relative youth is so hidden behind frontman Van McCann's weathered and assured vocals, it would be easy to mistake the band for one slightly wiser beyond their years and with a few more albums under their belt.

The Welsh-based outfit's music is easy on the ear, with grand guitar hooks that are unapologetically catchy, gritty, and full of swagger. Without the hype and build-up that was afforded to many other British guitar bands of Catfish's ilk, the four-piece tirelessly toured their music by any means necessary, and eventually their familiar, youthful anthems of love, alcohol, and growing up were picked up by Communion/Island Records.

Breakout single "Kathleen" shows McCann at his talismanic best, while the emotional "Fallout" displays the lyrical maturity of which the band are obviously capable, but fall short of at times. However, the raw emotion and directness Catfish embody is likely to resonate closely with their audience, whether it's the story of a relationship with an older woman in "26," or the fizzing chorus to opener "Homesick", they are fearless in their delivery.

Beneath their poppier melodies and anthemic choruses underlies the D.I.Y. garage-rock ethic that inspired their quick ascent, and it's this mixture that places them firmly between the pop charts and dingy rock club basements.

This album is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, pressed in Europe via Communion and Island Records.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Homesick

2:28

A2

Kathleen

2:41

A3

Cocoon

3:57

A4

Fallout

3:30

A5

Pacifier

3:58

B1

Hourglass

2:18

B2

Business

3:42

B3

26

3:39

B4

Rango

2:58

B5

Sidewinder

3:27

B6

Tyrants

4:39

SKU 602537936823
Record Label Communion Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number COMM109
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 19 September 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 19 September 2014
Barcode # 602537936823
Shipping Weight 0.3600kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000985960m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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