Tag Archives: Catholic Action

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 ››

XpoNorth Showcases, Inverness, 8/6/16

Lot’s of things have been said posted about XpoNorth, displaying different sides of the conference, from huge praise to scathing criticism; I have my own opinions on what is right and wrong about the music conference, but this is not the time for that, this is an opportunity to talk about all the wonderful acts … Continue Reading ››

Catholic Action – ‘L.U.V’ [Luv Luv Luv]

‘L.U.V’ is the first release on label Luv Luv Luv Records by Catholic Action; repetition then. ‘L.U.V’ is night and day from band's previous single, ‘The Real World’ (Fuzzkill Records), whereas that previous release was maybe a bit too close to bands like The Thrills (remember them?), ‘L.U.V’ is a completely new recording of the tune … Continue Reading ››