Catfish and the Bottlemen headlined an indie rock n roll extravaganza at Glasgow Summer Sessions yesterday with performances from local heroes Twin Atlantic, plus DMA’s, Peace, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Neon Waltz. The band charged through hits from their debut album The Balcony and its follow-up The Ride, with highlights from the set including openers Homesick, Kathleen, Soundcheck plus the Scottish debut of new tune Fluctuate then going onto drop the likes of Fallout, Twice and 7, before finishing, as always, with Tyrants.
Magnetic frontman Van McCann clearly holds a special place in his heart for the city and its world-renowned crowds, as demonstrated on their track Glasgow, which was met with roars of delight from the crowd, with every word sang back to the band and Van saying “Glasgow, love you!”.
Some of the best emerging talent in the indie scene warmed Saturday’s crowd up with Neon Waltz, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Peace and DMA’s all performing festival-perfect sets and ensuring the party had well and truly started. Then, time for homegrown heroes Twin Atlantic who stormed the stage with The Chaser, Free, Brothers & Sisters and Heart & Soul as frontman Sam McTrusty was clearly glad to be home, saying “This is a dream come true! I live down the road, this is outrageous!”
For one last party at Glasgow Summer Sessions, fans should grab tickets for some of the biggest hip hop stars in the world at Bellahouston Park. An era-defining performer, Pulitzer prize winning songwriter and one of the biggest rappers in the world, Kendrick Lamar headlines on 29th August, joined by Pharrell Williams’ N.E.R.D and Bugzy Malone.
Buy tickets for the final Glasgow Summer Sessions show here.
Pictures by Cameron Brisbane