Tag Archives: Catholic Action

Catholic Action – In Memory Of [Modern Sky]

Glaswegian rockers Catholic Action first slipped on their leather pants in late 2014 when Chris McCrory, former drummer in underground faves Casual Sex recruited Jamie Dubber (bass), Ryan Clark (drums) and Andrew Macpherson (guitar) for a glam rock knees up. After building a stellar reputation on the Glasgow scene, the quartet have finally put together their debut … Continue Reading ››

Tenement Trail 2017

Down early for 2017’s edition of Tenement Trail and Edinburgh’s CHEAP TEETH play to a busy but relatively relaxed Broadcast basement. At points their music lends itself to the restrained atmosphere with subdued alt rock vibes, at others they move to gruffly sneered indie chant alongs. There’s glimpses of the band blowing you away with powerful flourishes, … Continue Reading ››

Catholic Action – ‘Propaganda’ [Modern Sky]

Following a string of increasingly successful singles, Glasgow's Catholic Action mark the announcement of their upcoming debut album In Memory Of, with the release of new single 'Propaganda'. A tirade against club nights which only play landfill indie, it is no coincidence that the track is named after a Glaswegian club night which specialises in exactly … Continue Reading ››

Ten acts to check out at Tenement Trail 2017

Tenement Trail is back for another year and as they spread a ridiculous amount of bands over 10 venues and over nine hours we made some hard choices for who we think you should go see: Catholic Action King Tut’s, 11.15-11.45 This one promises to be a packed one … Continue Reading ››

Catholic Action – ‘Doing Well’

There's just something about Catholic Action that oozes effortless cool; maybe it’s front man Chris McCrory’s L’Oréal-ready hair, maybe it’s their sartorial nod to The Velvet Underground (all monochrome stripes and dark denim), or maybe it’s simply their consistent knack for a good pop hook. Latest single ‘Doing Well’, recorded and produced by McCrory himself and … Continue Reading ››

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe with Man of Moon, Catholic Action, LUCIA, American Clay at Oran Mor, 23/3/17

Ahead of the BBC 6 Music Festival proper, assorted smaller venues play host to some of Glasgow’s most venerable musical talents; tonight is the turn of Man of Moon, Catholic Action, LUCIA and American Clay. First to perform is American Clay, in which vocalist/guitarist Martin Johnston – … Continue Reading ››

Catholic Action – ‘Rita Ora / Breakfast’ [Luv Luv Luv]

Glaswegian rockers Catholic Action first buckled up their boots in late 2014 as Chris McCrory –drummer in underground faves Casual Sex, recruited Jamie Dubber (bass), Ryan Clark (drums) and Andrew Macpherson (guitar) for a glam rock knees up. Their debut single ‘LUV’ earned them spots supporting both The Libertines and more recently Teenage Fanclub, whose pop classicism … Continue Reading ››

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, 5/8/16

Day two of Belladrum begins with the most ungodly heatwave. Baked alive in my tent overnight, I hit the site early to take in some of the smaller acts the festival has to offer, specifically on the XpoNorth curated Seedlings stage with all its welcome shade – and it’s not the best of starts. Continue Reading ››

West End Festival All Dayer at Oran Mor, 19/6/16

So it’s another dad day and another all dayer at Oran Mor as part of the West End Festival, and while the line up today may not be quite as dad friendly as last year’s fare there is a host of local talent at various stages of their musical development on offer. Continue Reading ››