Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Ceres, The Hard Aches, The Menzingers, Frank Turner, Camp Cope, Dave Hause, Kevin Devine, Bright Eyes, The Wonder Years


band members

Brenton Harris - Vocals Bryce Novotny - Guitars/Vocals Dean Gordon - Guitars/Vocals Ben Caruana - Bass James Noble- Drums


Influences

The Living End, Paul Kelly, Bright Eyes, The Loved Ones, The Menzingers, Frank Turner, The Wonder Years, Hot Water Music, Counting Crows, The Gaslight Anthem, Every ex-punk bearded dude to ever put on a flannel and sing heart-on-their sleeves/confessional tunes., Spanish Love Songs


Website

www.catholicguiltmusic.com

Bio

Melbourne’s Catholic Guilt write raw, emotional and disarmingly honest music for the internally conflicted masses, blending elements of punk, rock, folk and alt to create a sound they describe as ‘honest music’.

Released in April, 2018 in a jam-packed Reverence Hotel, the band’s debut EP Hymnbook Volume 1 struck a chord with listeners worldwide, with the sonically diverse yet still cohesive collection of songs earning rave reviews from fans and media outlets alike.

Singles “Counterfeit Guitars” and “Paper and Ink” received frequent airplay on Triple J, including a coveted spot on 2018 with Richard Kingsmill, Home and Hosed with Declan Byrne, “Paper and Ink” finding particular favour with Short.Fast.Loud host Joshua Merriel who included the track in his top 10 releases of 2018.

Having hit stages all-across the Aussie eastern seaboard in 2018, in support of some of the Aussie scenes best acts, Catholic Guilt hit 2019 in blistering form with the fierce anti-church child abuse cover up anthem “The Awful Truth” debuting on Triple J and landing on multiple Spotify editorial playlists, with the accompanying video picking up over 10k views and the band packing out the Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood for the launch.

Fresh off the success of “The Awful Truth” and having their now iconic “Lucy Furr” shirt, BANNED from several schools, workplaces and churches (yes, really) Catholic Guilt kept the momentum going with follow up single “Song of the Renter” a distinctly Australian flavoured rocker with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and a defiant punk rock spirit which found love with triple j playing it across multiple programs, triple j unearthed giving them a feature artist spot and including the track in their best songs of the week podcast, as well as Spotify editorial listing honours, and a video debut via Music Feeds. The songs launch saw 150 people pack out Bombay Rock.

The band has now announced signing with California based Wiretap Records, to
release their new EP “This Is What Honesty Sounds Like” out this August 2020.

New single 'A Boutique Affair' is an energetic punk rock anthem about the increased difficulty of making friends as we age, released at a time when social connection has never been more important, “A Boutique Affair” continues Catholic Guilt’s approach of writing songs with unfiltered honesty, addressing feelings of anxiety, loneliness and isolation, while maintaining an uplifting and sunny sonic disposition.

Catholic Guilt will be touring Australia through 2020, before heading to the USA to play FEST 19 alongside many of their heroes and influences!

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

28 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

Mates. You're really good songwriters.

Mates. You're really good songwriters.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

27 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

like it was needed, but this new one is more confirmation that catholic guilt are as relatable as they are equipped with killer riffs and hooks.

like it was needed, but this new one is more confirmation that catholic guilt are as relatable as they are equipped with killer riffs and hooks.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

Catholic Guilt do that thing where they help you pick apart the seams of your barely held-together self worth but make it sound like a right fun time along the way.

Catholic Guilt do that thing where they help you pick apart the seams of your barely held-together self worth but make it sound like a right fun time along the way.