Glasgow’s Catholic Action have announced a fourteen-date UK headline tour next year that will see them bring their raucous live show to venues across the country, including London’s Birthdays on 23rd February.
Frontman Chris McCrory says:
“In Memory Of has been a long time coming for us, and it wouldn’t have happened were it not for you. It’s a record we’re incredibly proud of and we hope you are too. So, we’re thrilled to be heading out on a headline tour of the UK to perform tracks from In Memory Of and more for the people that made it happen. Thank you! And see you in February.”
Following the release of their acclaimed debut album In Memory Of, Catholic Action toured with alt. rock trio Kagoule this November which included a stop at the iconic 100 Club. The band have also just been confirmed for SXSW in 2018 alongside other British rising stars including The Magic Gang, Nadia Rose and Shame, firmly cementing their place as one of the most exciting ones-to-watch for 2018.
In Memory Of offers 11 shining examples of modern guitar pop, and its confident, future facing sound attracted rave reviews as well as praise from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, who featured In Memory Of on his It’s Album Time segment.
Catholic Action also recently shared the video for their latest single ‘Black & White’. One of In Memory Of’s standout tracks, the track was written by frontman Chris McCrory, as a reaction to finding out about the death of David Bowie. Watch ‘Black & White’ video on YouTube | Vevo
Catholic Action 2018 Tour – tickets available here
20th Feb Newcastle, Underground
21st Feb Oxford, The Cellar
22nd Feb Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
23rd Feb London, Birthdays
27th Feb Bristol, Crofters Rights
28th Feb Leeds, Oporto
1st Mar Sheffield, Record Junkee
2nd Mar Bedford, Esquires
3rd Mar Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
4th Mar York, Fulford Arms
20th Mar Southampton, Heartbreakers
21st Mar Brighton, The Hope
22nd Mar Guildford, Boileroom
23rd Mar Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Catholic Action were formed in 2014 by McCrory alongside Jamie Dubber on bass and Ryan Clark on drums. Andrew Macpherson later joined as lead guitarist to add extra sparkle to the group’s own brand of glam noise rock. The band are a product of Glasgow’s famously fertile music scene but have won fans across the UK thanks to their peerless pop masterpieces. The four-piece band are centred around the singular talents of vocalist and guitarist Chris McCrory – already known among key taste-makers as the drummer in Casual Sex, another of Glasgow’s leading musical lights.
Debut album In Memory Of is was released by the Modern Sky label in 2017. A vivid collection of smart guitar-pop anthems, the record is as rewarding as it is challenging and features BBC Radio 1 favourites ‘L.U.V.’ and ‘Propaganda’. The record garnered critical praise from the likes of DIY and Dork magazines, both of whom gave the album 4* reviews, whilst the album also featured on ‘It’s Album Time’ on Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show. Produced by McCrory and Margo Broom, the record combines a youthful energy with an innate songwriting prowess and shines with a rarely seen confidence. Despite having nods toward guitar pop from the past and present, the album has its gaze truly fixed in the future.