Saturday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Catfish & the Bottlemen

The Ride (Capitol)

Saturday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Latest saviors of British guitar rock, Catfish & the Bottlemen keep the faith of two guitars, reedy vocals, and melodies made for lighter-waving on second album The Ride. Tunes borrowing from Oasis and Echo & the Bunnymen via the clean, anthemic sound producer Dave Sardy provided for Jet, the UK quartet doesn't even try to sound new. Rather, "7" and "Anything" ride big rhythm guitar hooks and Van McCann's comfort-food Brit croon. Catfish & the Bottlemen keep innovation at bay, but that only plays to their strengths. (4:30pm, Honda stage)

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