Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Ceres, The Hard Aches, The Menzingers, Frank Turner, Camp Cope, Dave Hause, Brand New, Kevin Devine, Bright Eyes, The Wonder Years, Biran Fallon, Phil Wolfendale


band members

Brenton Harris - Vocals Bryce Novotny - Guitars/vocals and Ben Caruana - Bass Jason Beardsley - 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

Gig

Catholic Guilt

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

28 Jun

The Grace Darling ...

Melbourne, 3066

Collingwood

9:00pm

Bio

Melbourne’s Catholic Guilt write raw, emotional and disarmingly honest music for the internally conflicted masses, blending elements of folk, punk, rock and alt-country to create an unashamedly vulnerable, yet ultimately uplifting and cathartic listening experience. They dub this blend ‘honest music’.

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

Debuting on Triple J Unearthed, the singles “Counterfeit Guitars” and “Paper and Ink” have 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.

Merriel states “When i first got the EP, i put it on and just went for a walk, before I knew it i'd listened to it four or five times and found myself singing along to most of the words. Paper & Ink just kills me as a song, both lyrically and musically so rich and deep."

Having hit stages all-across the Aussie eastern seaboard in 2018, in support of some of the Aussie scenes best upcoming acts, Catholic Guilt are fired up and ready to bring their brand of ‘honest music’ to the rest of the nation in 2019 as they build up to the release of the follow up to Hymnbook Volume 1.

A new single and video, for the fierce anti-child abuse church cover up anthem, The Awful Truth, will be released in May 2019. The track is aligned with the bands personal experiences and their ongoing support of organisations dedicated to eradicating childhood sexual abuse and other injustices in Australia and abroad.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

29 May 2019

Triple J
40

you can hear that rollicking folk element to the catholic guilt punk brand and this is another stomping winner.

you can hear that rollicking folk element to the catholic guilt punk brand and this is another stomping winner.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

28 May 2019

Triple J
35

this song has edges and angles but it's still sonically bright and bouncy

this song has edges and angles but it's still sonically bright and bouncy

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

27 May 2019

Triple J
35

I'm a fan of this band. I'm reminded of the Gaslight Anthem both for the guitar tone and the gargantuan choruses.

I'm a fan of this band. I'm reminded of the Gaslight Anthem both for the guitar tone and the gargantuan choruses.