The end of 2014 saw me in The Rescue Rooms for one of the hottest bands of the year, destined for big things in 2015.
The night before this gig, Catfish had just won the BBC Introducing award at the inaugural BBC Music Awards and tonight's gig, they arrived in a mood to prove why they are set to be huge in 2015. The award takes pride of place on the stage, setting the mood of celebration that the night would become.
A rammed Rescue Rooms saw the band, who had spent a long time building to this, play a set that sounded completely fresh, but somehow familiar. It is easy to picture the sing along choruses transferring from Nottingham's Rescue Rooms to festival main stages next year.
On more than one occasion, frontman Van McCann stops midway through a song to let the crowd take over the vocal duties, all the time wearing a smile that shows he is eating up every minute of what is happening before his eyes, occasionally verging on a look of disbelief of what the band have accomplished with their debut album, The Balcony.
The whole album passes by in a sweaty, singalong with a band full of cock sure swagger. Everyone leaves knowing that 2015 is going to be a big one for Catfish & The Bottlemen.