Catholic Action and Friends Takeover at Tut’s, 24/3/18

Tonight looks a fantastic evening filled with lots of great new up and coming bands, both the bar and the venue spaces of King Tut’s are used all night to bring the audience eight bands in total. Kicking off the night is Herbert Powell with punchy songs and big guitar sounds; the audience start toContinue reading “Catholic Action and Friends Takeover at Tut’s, 24/3/18”

Tracks of 2017 (10-1)

10. TeenCanteen – ‘Millions’ [Last Night From Glasgow] ‘Millions’, and the Sirens EP that contained it, was an unexpected deep and emotional turn from TeenCanteen, but this track is quite possibly their strongest work to date. This very personal number cover reflects on singer Carla J Easton’s feelings on her dad’s passing some time after theContinue reading “Tracks of 2017 (10-1)”

Albums of 2017 (20-11)

Albums 30-21 – 20-11 – 10-1 EPs 30-21 – 20-11 – 10-1 20. And Yet It Moves – Free Pass To The Future With And Yet It Moves you never knew what to expect, from jaw dropping experimental jam-like frenzies to full on aural assaults they are the ever encapsulating live band led by a frontman in Dale Barclay thatContinue reading “Albums of 2017 (20-11)”

Catholic Action – ‘No Angels’

Seems to have been a glut of quality Christmas tunes this year with such as Radiophonic Tuckshop, Mark W. Georgsson, Natalie Pryce, The Spook School and an Olive Grove Records compilation and more, but a standout is Catholic Action with ‘No Angels’. A cheeky number apparently inspired by a sighting of Noddy Holder last yearContinue reading “Catholic Action – ‘No Angels’”

Catholic Action – In Memory Of [Modern Sky]

Glaswegian rockers Catholic Action first slipped on their leather pants in late 2014 when Chris McCrory, former drummer in underground faves Casual Sex recruited Jamie Dubber (bass), Ryan Clark (drums) and Andrew Macpherson (guitar) for a glam rock knees up. After building a stellar reputation on the Glasgow scene, the quartet have finally put together theirContinue reading “Catholic Action – In Memory Of [Modern Sky]”

Tenement Trail 2017

Down early for 2017’s edition of Tenement Trail and Edinburgh’s CHEAP TEETH play to a busy but relatively relaxed Broadcast basement. At points their music lends itself to the restrained atmosphere with subdued alt rock vibes, at others they move to gruffly sneered indie chant alongs. There’s glimpses of the band blowing you away withContinue reading “Tenement Trail 2017”

Catholic Action – ‘Propaganda’ [Modern Sky]

Following a string of increasingly successful singles, Glasgow’s Catholic Action mark the announcement of their upcoming debut album In Memory Of, with the release of new single ‘Propaganda’. A tirade against club nights which only play landfill indie, it is no coincidence that the track is named after a Glaswegian club night which specialises inContinue reading “Catholic Action – ‘Propaganda’ [Modern Sky]”

Ten acts to check out at Tenement Trail 2017

Tenement Trail is back for another year and as they spread a ridiculous amount of bands over 10 venues and over nine hours we made some hard choices for who we think you should go see: Catholic Action King Tut’s, 11.15-11.45 This one promises to be a packed one so get yourself along early, notContinue reading “Ten acts to check out at Tenement Trail 2017”

Catholic Action – ‘Doing Well’

There’s just something about Catholic Action that oozes effortless cool; maybe it’s front man Chris McCrory’s L’Oréal-ready hair, maybe it’s their sartorial nod to The Velvet Underground (all monochrome stripes and dark denim), or maybe it’s simply their consistent knack for a good pop hook. Latest single ‘Doing Well’, recorded and produced by McCrory himselfContinue reading “Catholic Action – ‘Doing Well’”

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe with Man of Moon, Catholic Action, LUCIA, American Clay at Oran Mor, 23/3/17

Ahead of the BBC 6 Music Festival proper, assorted smaller venues play host to some of Glasgow’s most venerable musical talents; tonight is the turn of Man of Moon, Catholic Action, LUCIA and American Clay. First to perform is American Clay, in which vocalist/guitarist Martin Johnston – erstwhile drummer for Pronto Mama and Emma Pollock,Continue reading “BBC Radio 6 Music Festival Fringe with Man of Moon, Catholic Action, LUCIA, American Clay at Oran Mor, 23/3/17”