Throwback Thursdays: The Retro Youth Rock Throwback Of Catfish and the Bottlemen
    • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2016

    • Posted by: Don Saas

    There's going to be a theme for our Throwback Thursdays for the next couple months. You've been warned in advance. It's going to be "bands that are playing music festivals that we'll be covering that we've also shot great sessions with in the past." And one of those bands that we have an incredible session with is England's Catfish & the Bottlemen. We shot the band in the summer of 2014. I wasn't around the Baeble offices at the time so I didn't get to see it happen and so I discovered the band as I was listening to the groups playing Governors Ball this year in New York City, and I'm pretty sure I've been blasting "Cocoon" on repeat for like the last three days now.

    That track (and others like "Kathleen," "Pacifier," and "Homesick") makes me finally understand what it is other people loved about the Strokes in the early 2000s but that I was unable to connect to in Julian Casablancas and crew. Catfish are one more album cycle away from being the biggest rock band to come out of the UK since the Arctic Monkeys, and tunes like the ones they played in our session are the reason why.

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