Who are Catholic Guilt?
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.
The band intends to go on a full touring cycle with a fresh full-band lineup after the release of
The Awful Truth* A percentage of every Catholic Guilt shows funds are directed to a charity or organisation making direct impact on matters that appeal to the band members humanity and sense of social justice.