Returning from a European tour Catfish and the Bottlemen arrive at Plug in Sheffield to kick off their UK tour to a very excited Yorkshire crowd.
The dedication and love the fans have for the band showed as they yelled ‘Larry’ at a friend of Van’s as he set up the stage. As it got closer to starting, you could feel the atmosphere as the adoring fans got giddy for a show they won’t forget. It soon became clear that all the recent hype about the band was for real as Catfish opened the set with ‘Rango’ – the band performed each song with passion and Vans face constantly wearing a genuine smile.
The crowd responded well, yelling ‘Yorkshire’ throughout the set and singing along to every word. The sincerity was felt every time Van thanked the crowd, telling stories about what has previously happened in the city. This isn’t a band to be forgotten, and Catfish certainly won’t forget about Sheffield!
Review & pic by Hana Harrison