Catholic Action release second single ‘People Don’t Protest Enough’

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7.9

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Catholic Action dropped the second single ‘People Don’t Protest Enough’ earlier this month on the eve of the General Election in yet another opinionated record.

The Glaswegian quartet shared the first single ‘One Of Us’ in October which took aim at the billionaire-owned media and their Bullingdon Club ilk. The newly launched single is, or was, a call to “organise”.

Lead singer and guitarist Chris McCrory outlines: “This is Casiotone for the politically marginalised. This is Krautrock for a progressive, positive future. And most importantly, this is a timely reminder that there are more of us than there are of them.

“People need to organise. Put down your phone, take your fingers out of your genitals and get on the streets – It really works. People Don’t Protest Enough.”

While these songs are in debt to their progressive 70s influences of Eno, Fripp, and Talking Heads, it’s more the sound of a band finding themselves and living very much in the now – for the love of the music and the message alone. Come together, strangers. Get involved. This is more than just pop.

“It’s definitely an opinionated record, that’s for sure. I wouldn’t want to make a record that didn’t say anything.” – Chris McCroy

Having just wrapped up a headline UK tour, the band’s sophomore album Celebrated by Strangers is set for release on March 27th, 2020. Pre-order now.

Upcoming live dates

March 11-15 – The New Colossus Festival, NYC, USA
March 13-22 – SXSW, TX, USA
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 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)

Featured image by Gemma Dagger

Summary

"People need to organise. Put down your phone, take your fingers out of your genitals and get on the streets – It really works. People Don’t Protest Enough."
7.9

ICM Rating