Catholic Action share new track ‘Yr Old Dad’

Catholic Action press photo
Photo credit: Jessica Stelter​

Catholic Action are today sharing a brand-new track, Yr Old Dad, from their fast-approaching new album ‘Celebrated by Strangers‘.

Where previous singles One of Us and People Don’t Protest Enough were pointedly political – and February’s Another Name For Loneliness revelled in slow-burn anthemia – Yr Old Dad is something different from the band. Lead singer and guitarist Chris McCrory comments; “This is the sound of the wheels coming off, a sing-along catastrophe. The shrugged shoulders as another funny little plan doesn’t go quite right”. Listen to Yr Old Dad via SoundCloud below.

You can also listen to Yr Old Dad via streaming services here.

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.

Catholic Action Celebrated By Strangers cover artwork

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)

The band focus themselves on their first live shows of the decade as they return to the UK for the year’s first city weekender festivals. See the band live on the following dates.

May 02 – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool, UK
May 03 – Hit The North, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
May 08 – St Lukes, Glasgow, UK

‘Celebrated By Strangers’ is out on March 27th via Modern Sky Records. Pre-order the album here.