Catholic Action share new single “Another Name For Loneliness” | More UK live dates added | New album “Celebrated by Strangers” out March 27 via Modern Sky

Catholic Action – Photo credit Gemma Dagger​

Catholic Action are today sharing a brand-new single for their fast-approaching new album “Celebrated by Strangers.” “Another Name For Loneliness” sees the band explore new approaches.

Where previous singles “One of Us” and “People Don’t Protest Enough” were pointedly political, “Another Name For Loneliness” is the album’s broad-shouldered centre-piece, employing sweeping strings and melancholy, to the effect of rapturous, slow-burn anthemia. Lead singer and guitarist Chris McCrory says it is about; “Rediscovering pure, joyful and meaningful love as an adult. And learning not to question it.”

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On forthcoming album “Celebrated by Strangers”, Catholic Action find themselves searching for meaning, defining identity, attacking power, pointing fingers and demanding accountability. McCrory adds; “I’m in it to make records that are interesting and matter. 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.”

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 humour, hope, change and proactivity.

Before the album arrives however, the band focus themselves on their first live activity of the decade as they hit UK venues in March in support of Kid Kapichi. After that it’s over to the US for festival appearances including SXSW, before returning to the UK for the year’s first city weekender festivals. See the band live on the following dates.

March 01 – Oporto, Leeds, UK *
March 02 – Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle, UK *
March 05 – Phase One, Liverpool, UK *
March 06 – Bodega, Nottingham, UK *
March 07 – Yes! Basement, Manchester, UK *
March 09 – The Cookie, Leicester, UK *

March 11-15 – The New Colossus Festival, NYC, USA
March 13-22 – SXSW, TX, USA
May 02 – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool, UK
May 03 – Hit The North, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
May 08 – St Lukes, Glasgow, UK

* with Kid Kapichi


New album Celebrated By Strangers is release March 27th via Modern Sky Records. Pre-order the album HERE

Celebrated By Strangers track listing

1. Grange Hell (South London In D)
2. Witness
3. I’m No Artist
4. One Of Us
5. Yr Old Dad
6. And It Shows
7. People Don’t Protest Enough
8. Another Name For Loneliness
9. Sign Here
10. There Will Always Be A Light
11. Four Guitars (For Scottish Independence)

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