Released on September 15, 2014 in the United Kingdom, Catfish and the Bottlemen introduced themselves to the world with their debut studio album The Balcony. Of course they had promotional singles, but it wasn’t until the United States release in January 2015 till they began to pick up some recognition for the album. The album was nominated for the Welsh Music Prize 2014-15 and as of April 2016 has sold 37,000 copies.

The first song that introduced me to the album was probably “Kathleen,” but soon the hits began to find me like “Cocoon” and “Homesick.” I had not listened to the full album until writing this music blog, which I was really missing out. The songs do not sound all the same, but they all include a similar structure and, obviously, the same instruments. After hearing the rest of the album, my highest recommendations are “26” and “Hourglass.” The whole album is perfect for relaxing with something mostly upbeat with some slower songs sprinkled in.

Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony Track List:
  1. Homesick
  2. Kathleen
  3. Cocoon
  4. Fallout
  5. Pacifier
  6. Hourglass
  7. Business
  8. 26
  9. Rango
  10. Sidewinder
  11. Tyrants

Article written by: Haley Isom