CATHOLIC ACTION – “ANOTHER NAME FOR LONELINESS”
Glasgow’s trippy garage rock band Catholic Action will release their new album Celebrated by Strangers, March 27 on Palo Santo Records. The hypnotic, rib-rattling record is armed with politically pointed lyrical daggers and powerful arena-ready licks. The band previously released the trippy, fuzzed-out “People Don’t Protest Enough” video, and this week they release new album single “Another Name For Loneliness”. The optimistic yet lovelorn single embodies a certain kinetic energy not fully realized since the definitive indie-punk rebirth of early 2000s NYC.
Indebted at times to the progressive ‘70s influences of Eno, Fripp and Talking Heads, Celebrated by Strangers is ultimately the sonic statement of a band inspired by the mire of the now, with a sense of humor, hope, change and proactivity. McCrory adds, “We’ve made a record that embraces the negatives – both from a musical and social/political standpoint – sees the humour in them and ultimately turns them into something positive; be that a better outlook, or progressive political action.”
The band will bring their rollicking live show on an international spring tour, hitting the US for SXSW, The New Colossus Festival and additional dates to be announced soon.
Celebrated By Strangers
(Palo Santo Records)
Release Date: March 27, 2020
March 12: New York, NY @ Bowery Electric – The New Colossus Festival
March 13: New York, NY @ The Delancey – The New Colossus Festival
March 13-22: Austin, TX @ SXSW
May 2: Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City
May 3: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Hit The North
May 8: Glasgow, UK @ St Lukes