New EP ‘This Is What Honesty Sounds Like’ and Video Game ‘Furrend Finder’.
Melbourne, Australia's Catholic Guilt have just released their new EP 'This Is What Honesty Sounds Like', a stunningly confident five song EP that heralds the arrival of a band on the brink of greatness.
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!
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 #furrendsfound for your chance to win a limited edition Lucy Furr pin!
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:
The band has also joined the #ArtistsForChange program and will be donating a percentage of their digital royalties to the NAACP Legal Defence Fund.
Stream 'This Is What Honesty Sounds Like' on Bandcamp: https://catholicguiltmusic.bandcamp.com/album/this-is-what-honesty-sounds-like
Play 'Furrend Finder' now:
Wiretap Records' Attention! charity compilation:
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