Catfish and the Bottlemen with The Worn Flints @ Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

Photos and review courtesy of Sydney Kobza | March 25, 2019

Welsh rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen recently stopped in Portland, OR ahead of the release of their forthcoming album, The Balance, out April 26th. The band has released three singles from The Balance, all of which still have their distinct, upbeat rock vibes. Playing a crowd-pleasing mix of songs from their first two albums, as well as the new singles, Catfish and the Bottlemen tore through their set and left the crowd breathless. The band hardly paused, choosing to keep the energy high and the night exciting. Lead singer Van McCann moved around the stage with tireless energy, one moment shredding on his guitar and the next racing back to the microphone to resume singing. Catfish and the Bottlemen definitely know how to entertain a crowd and after their amazing performance in Portland, fans are sure to be eager for the next tour to be announced. The Worn Flints opened the show with high energy and obvious inspiration from classic rock legends. Lead singer and guitarist Kenny Stiegele danced around stage, with moves and facial expressions reminiscent of Jack Black in School of Rock (in the best possible way). The band warmed the crowd up immediately and impressed everyone with their guitar solos and overall stage presence.