In the Whale, a punk rock duo from Denver, Colorado, performed at the Black Cat on Sunday night as the opening act for the Electric Six. They played loud and fast, and they left a good impression on folks who turned up for the main act.
Nate Valdez on lead vocals and guitar and Eric Riley on drums and vocals performed well together as they thundered through 11 songs, including selections from the band’s extended plays in a 45-minute set that was consistently boisterous, bordering on hardcore. In the Whale have been recording since 2012, and they don’t appear to have released a debut full-length yet, but surely they will soon.
Meanwhile, In the Whale are set to release a new EP, Quicksand, which includes songs like “L.A.” and “Medicate,” both performed Sunday night, on Oct. 21.
Listen to the 2015 EP Full Nelson by In the Whale on Bandcamp:
While we don’t have a full review of In the Whale, Parklife DC presents some cool pictures of the band in action, along with a bit of information about them in Snapshots!
On a Roll
Lake of Fire
Here are a few more pictures of In the Whale performing at the Black Cat on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, as openers for Electric Six. (These photos by Mickey McCarter and not associated with the pictures from Ben above.)