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Preview: Catholic Action at Newcastle Think Tank

Catholic Action
Newcastle Think Tank
Thursday 9 February 2017

Glasgow’s CATHOLIC ACTION return with their first new track of 2017, with their anthemic new cut ‘Doing Well’. The band also announce their signing to new independent label Modernsky, who will release their debut album later in 2017. 

‘Doing Well’ was recorded and produced by Catholic Action singer/guitarist Chris McCrory and mixed by Tom Longworth (Vryll Society, Xam Volo). 

Having created huge waves with their two 2016 singles ‘L.U.V.’ and ‘Rita Ora’, Catholic Action begin 2017 with this massive new single, which has already received love from BBC Radio 1, when the band performed a live session at Maida Vale studios on 30th January, including new single ‘Doing Well’ - Listen. The rising Scottish upstarts have received incredible support at BBC Introducing, who will be hosting the band at their showcase at this years SXSW. 

Catholic Action are also set to head out on a full UKtour, beginning on Thursday 9th February at Think Tank, Newcastle. The tour includes a headline show at Sackler Space at the Roundhouse, London as part of Roundhouse Rising. Tickets for all shows are available now.

Fronted by Chris McCrory, already a leading light in Glasgow’s fervent music scene as a producer and former member of Casual Sex, Catholic Action have impressed tastemakers and audiences alike with their patented brand of post-punk and glam influenced pop. 2016 saw the band tipped by the likes of Annie Mac and Huw Stephens, landed them a spot at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, while picking up fans from the likes of NME, DIY and The Independent along the way.

Tour dates

Thursday 9 February - Think Tank, Newcastle
Friday 10 February - Purple Turtle, Reading
Saturday 11 February - Sackler Space @ Roundhouse - Roundhouse Rising, London
Monday 13 February - The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Wednesday 15 February - Joiners, Southampton
Thursday 16 February - The Horn, St. Albans
Friday 17 February - Esquires, Bedford
Saturday 18 February - PortlandArms, Cambridge
Monday 20 February - Firebug, Leicester  
Wednesday 22 February - Buskers, Dundee
Thursday 23 February - Tooth & Claw, Inverness
Friday 24 February - Café Drummond, Aberdeen
Saturday 25 February - The Mash House, Edinburgh

About Modernsky

Born from the partnership deal that saw Liverpool Sound Cityand China’s Modernsky Entertainment join forces, Modernsky Entertainment UK has launched as the pioneering independent entertainment company firmly fixed and located in the North of England.

Modernsky was founded in Beijing in 1996 by Shen Li Hui and is now the market leader in the Chinese music industry. Modernsky also organises the largest music festivals in China(under the banner of Strawberry Festivals) selling millions of tickets annually. In recent years Modernsky Festival has also ventured abroad to USAand mainland Europe.

On top of this Modernsky also own a host of other assets including radio stations, arts and music venues and a range of art and fashion brands.

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