We here at HT sort of pride ourselves on trying to stay on top of new music that would be in our collective wheelhouse. From time to time though a band or two slips under the radar that we’ll eventually stumble upon, case in point the Chicago-based Catfish Haven. Fronted by George Hunter – whose gruff and emotive voice makes him sound uncannily like Joe Cocker – the band released Devastator in October, a throwback album that’s full of dirty rock and soul-infused tunes that sounds like a lost relic from the ’70s.
The band had a short co-headlining tour with sludgy, rocker Dead Confederate last year and has also shared bills with a who’s who of the current indie rock scene including My Morning Jacket, The Hold Steady and the Cold War Kids. Let’s check out the video for Tell Me…
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I first heard about them at SXSW 3 years ago and immediately liked what I heard. Since then i have seen them a few times, the best of which featured a horn section and lead guitar player. The addition of the lead guitar player is what really helped.
great band, good guys.
caught their show at mercury lounge when dead confederate opened for them.
solid stuff for sure.