OK, I’m not a fan of that term, however, the bands and songs that came from the 2nd wave of the British Invasion were timeless. Bands consisting of Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Stone Roses, etc, they pulled you in so hard you felt like you were a part of the gang. They made you vulnerable at every chord progression, romantic during each verse, and majestic at each chorus. There have been few records that have reached that pinnacle in the past 20 years, Catfish & The Bottlemen’s 2nd effort The Ride comes extremely close.
Catfish & The Bottlemen couldn’t have had a better couple of years. The quartet from North Wales were honored with the Breakthrough Artist award at the Brit Awards, as well as the inaugural BBC Introducing Award for best live band. Their last record, The Balcony, sold 250,000 records providing the momentum and energy to tackle their latest effort. The Ride is an instantly likeable album with all the feels of your teenage years on a hot summer day driving with the top down, pretty someone by your side.… Continue reading