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CATHOLIC GUILT (Melbourne, AUS) Release New EP “This Is What Honesty Sounds Like”

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Melbourne, Australia’s Catholic Guilt have just released their new EP ‘This Is What Honesty Sounds Like,’ a stunningly confident 5 song EP that heralds the arrival of a band on the brink of greatness.

Stream ‘This Is What Honesty Sounds Like’ on Bandcamp:https://catholicguiltmusic.bandcamp.com/album/this-is-what-honesty-sounds-like

and Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5PCZtucj9Akr6zuVUqXYQZ?si=Y9DQkVHDSZ-nW8I2AHzi4g

Frontman Brenton Harris says, “Our vision for This Is What Honesty Sounds Like was to express these five very different human experiences of isolation, frustration, love, anger and loss, in a way that showcased the musical growth of our band, without losing any of the emotional intensity. At their core these five songs are about truth and honesty. They display who we are now as people and as musicians, while giving some clues as to who we want to be in the future.

Making this EP was both a cathartic and revelatory experience. There’s some harsh truths here, but there’s also a lot of hope and self-discovery. Instrumentally, thematically, personally, collectively these are the five best songs we have to offer. It is a very honest record. A very human one.

We hope people can connect with that. We can’t wait to share it with everyone”

Earlier this week Catholic Guilt launched their own video game, a 100% free and 100% cute three-level 8-bit platformer called ‘Furrend Finder.’ The game sees you play the part of kitty ‘Lucy Furr’ as she goes on a quest to find and rescue her furrends from the cage of loneliness. Be sure to avoid those dangerous pitfalls and cucumbers, as you shoot love hearts at the bad dogs and birds trying to keep Lucy Furr from freeing her furrends.

‘Furrend Finder’ is based on the EP’s lead track ‘A Boutique Affair’, an energetic punk rock anthem about the increased difficulty of making friends as we age, that ‘PopMatters’ called “An accidental anthem for the pandemic”. ‘Furrend Finder’ even features an 8-bit reimagining of the single as the game music and it is a total bop! Play it in-browser now via www.furrendfinder.com

If you’ve got a ‘purrfect’ score and have found all of Lucy’s furrends? Then be sure to post a screenshot and tag the band @catholicguiltmusic with #furrendsfoundfor your chance to win a limited edition Lucy Furr pin!

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Recently chosen by Alternative Press as one of ’10 Genre-Bending Bands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of’– Catholic Guilt write raw, emotional and disarmingly honest music for the internally conflicted masses, blending elements of punk, folk and alt-rock to create a sound they describe as ‘honest music.’

The band is confirmed to perform at Fest 19 in Gainesville, FL in October 2021, and is also featured on Wiretap Records’ latest Attention! charity compilation, benefiting the ACLU, now available for ‘name your price’ on Bandcamp:

https://wiretaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/attention-a-wiretap-records-charity-compilation-4?fbclid=IwAR2PgKmlQOanHAP_rRL01VTJWVz86Bvq3LDDzscFZuOD4DzB–Lh-9UQs8c.

The band has also joined the #ArtistsForChange program and will be donating a percentage of their digital royalties to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Praise for Catholic Guilt:

” A beacon of light for anyone who finds themselves at the crossroads of pop punk and folk, Australian outfit Catholic Guilt blend the two seamlessly. Add prominent influences by bands as diverse as Against Me!, Thrice and the Menzingers and you’ve got sounds and styles that are as beautiful as they are varied.”- Alternative Press

“Catholic Guilt not only present an EP that is a clear display of the talent that exists within the band but also a bold and daring attempt to blend folk and pop-punk in a way that brings out the best of both musical spheres. This Is What Honesty Sounds Like? Maybe this is what the future sounds like…” – Mind Noise Network

“…many moments that remind you of other bands/artists like Frank Turner, Pompeii, Against Me and The Menzingers…hugely melodic uplifting Rock n Roll, you are immediately aware that this is a band that will not leave you feeling flat, even when the subject matter cover such things as the feeling of isolation and social distance, they seem to be able to add an emotional uplift to it.” (4.5 out of 5 stars)- ThePunkSite

“On the surface, their songs draw you in with catchy hooks and a welcoming Pop/Punk energy, however a closer listen will reveal a deeper emotional vulnerability hidden within their lyricism. ‘This is What Honesty Sounds Like’ is a triumph in songwriting from an up-and-coming band that revels in blazing a path that is clearly their own, all the while inviting us to walk alongside them.”- Hunnypot

“Melbourne’s Catholic Guilt describe their sound as ‘honest music’ and on their latest EP we get to find out what that sounds like. Turns out honesty sounds like pop punk with folky undertones, thick with gorgeous melodies and slick hooks.”- Punk Rock Theory

“…(the) tracks mix both pop-punk with the bonfire-style folk, an interesting but wonderful combo. The quintet is definitely a group to be watching for the rest of the year…” (Rating: 4.5/5)- Musiqtone.com

“Catholic Guilt’s “A Boutique Affair” taps into the zeitgeist of distance, isolation, while adding a spirit of uplift and community…deeply melodic, highly energetic rock ‘n’ roll…”- PopMatters

“Catholic Guilt do that thing where they help you pick apart the seams of your barely held-together self worth but make it sound like a right fun time along the way.”- triple J

“Australian group of rockers delivering raw, emotional lyrics amid pounding drums, jangling guitars and sophisticated arrangement.”- Artistic Echoes

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