On April 6, the all-female rock group, The Catholic Girls, who have performed nearly continuously from the 80s through the present, have just released a new CD, "Kiss Me One More Time". The CD contains 8 brand new tracks that range from solid rockers like "Shame On You" to the power pop tune, Where'sThe Logic" the band's tribute in memoriam to Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Mr. Spock on Star Trek. The CD also features the hardcore blues-styled "Kiss Me One More Time", and the riveting ballad, "Don't Go Away". A definite highlight is the song, "Breaking All The Rules", which serves as an anthem for all female bands everywhere and throughout the ages. There is also The Catholic Girls' ode to New Jersey (where the band is located), dedicated to The Jersey Shore specifically – Attention Chris Christie; "Down at The Shore" should be THE New Jersey Theme Song. The last 3 tracks include a heart-rending new version of "God Made You" (the ‘epic' song that was banned by The Archdiocese of Rhode Island in the 80s) from their first release, along with two bonus live tracks. "Young Boys" and "Boys Can Cry".
The Catholic Girls were born when schoolgirls Gail Petersen and Roxy Andersen put their guitars together to form the first East Coast all-female band that would be signed to a major label. With Doreen Holmes on drums, The Catholic Gils released an album on MCA both in the USA and Australia. Since then they have been putting out new work on CDs such as "Meet The Catholic Girls" and "Exposed", and touring to glowing reviews. John Pfieffer of The Aquarian Weekly has said of their music that it is "a roughly tumbled gem that showcases a group that has done things their own way, made many successful trips to the altar…and when it comes to their approach to writing recording and releasing – it's quirky jangle-laden pop rock music without pomp and circumstance." Jim Testa of Jersey Beat said, "Petersen still has that distinctive plaintive yearning in her vocals, more womanly than girlish now but nonetheless affecting, Andersen's new-wavy guitar still shimmers and glows, the harmonies still send a shiver down your spine, and the songwriting still communicates female longing, dreams and heartbreak" You can expect the new CD Kiss Me One More Time to have the same effect and more.
The Catholic Girls will be touring in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area to support this new CD and additionally, a special acoustic show as an opening band for Melanie of "Candles In The Wind" fame. They will also be appearing on many radio stations such as WFMU, WTSR, WMFO. WFDU, Home Grown Radio, Cyberstorm, IndieScene Radio and on Little Steven's Underground Garage with Genya Ravan with interviews, playing cuts from the CD, and telling stories about the songs themselves and what it is (and was) like to be a working all-female rock band.
To get your own copy of "Kiss Me One More Time" please go to www.thecatholicgirls.net
For more information, promo requests, radio requests or to set up an interview, please contact Gail Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Catholic Girls
Kiss Me One More Time