CATHOLIC GUILT - Debut New Music Video for "Nothing..."

Melbourne punk/alt-rock band Catholic Guilt have announced an EP launch show at the Northcote Social Club on Friday 2 July and released a haunting, cinematic video clip for their emotive rocker ‘Nothing…’

The fifth and final single to be released from their acclaimed This Is What Honesty Sounds Like EP ‘Nothing...’ is a slow-burning anthemic emo tinged alt-rock song that takes Catholic Guilt’s signature emotional intensity and storytelling nous and blends it with their evolving musicality, creating a haunting soundscape that serves as powerful accompaniment to vocalist Brenton’s emotional outpouring of grief.

Produced by Ash Daws and Evan Lee at The Loud Noise Estate, a sorrowful guitar and vocal opening sets the scene, before the pre-chorus lifts the mood and the band powers into a chorus that bursts to life with thunderous rhythms, an inspired twin-guitar dynamic and soaring harmony soaked vocals. After a prog-inspired bridge makes way for an extended outro featuring layered guitars, a three vocal interplay from Brenton, Dean and Bryce, a sweeping guitar solo, mammoth bass tone, synths and thumping drums, before dropping away to a gorgeous acapella vocal ending, the emotional journey will leaves you with all of those happy/sad feels.

Lyrically a reflection on the passing of an influential loved one, ‘Nothing…’ is the sound of a human encountering cycles of grief as they move through day-to-day life, finding both despair and hope in memories of a life lived and lost.

Nothing...was initially inspired by the death of my Pop, but as the writing process unfolded, I realised that it contained elements of all of the grieving that I’ve had to do throughout my life, not just this specific passing. In that sense it is as much a rumination on the grieving process as a whole, as it is a fitting tribute to an influential figure in my life and the lives of my immediate family. Grief is something that is unavoidable as a human being, we all have to live through it and we all grow from the lessons that it teaches us. It is painful growth, but each time you go through it you come to appreciate that there can be great power and beauty in our mortality. “

“I hope that anyone out there who listens to ‘Nothing..’ and connects with it on any level, can find some solace in knowing that while grief is an intensely personal and painful experience, it is an experience that originates in our love of another human, and in that sense, it is beautiful.”

The Soft Focus Media produced video brings the song's meaning to life in a haunting, cinematic style.

Set in ‘The Priory’, a gorgeous ‘American Romanesque’ style mansion in Melbourne, the video depicts Brenton performing the song, initially alone in an empty room, before a close-up of his eye reveals the rest of the band, powering through the song, as the camera follows him around the house for a series of scenes with each individual band member, it becomes apparent that not all is as it seems and a mystery unfolds. As members fade in and out of the clip, the viewer's perspective is challenged, is he actually alone?

Brenton explains:

“The intention of the video was to bring that feeling of being ‘haunted’ by grief, to life in a visual way. By playing with lighting, setting, perspective and perception, Director Victor NG, DP David Chan and the rest of the crew deliver upon that vision perfectly. They’ve essentially made us the stars of our own little ghost story. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out, it perfectly presents the song's narrative and our broader creative vision.”

“A huge shoutout to my band mates acting skills and a thank you to everyone for helping me through my ‘acting’, performance too!”

‘Nothing…’ appears on the EP This Is What Honesty Sounds Like out now via Wiretap Records With all five songs off of the EP receiving national airplay via Australia's influential triple j, and their recent signing to Destroy All Lines for bookings (joining an agency roster including icons Parkway Drive, Polaris + many more) Catholic Guilt couldn't be more excited to perform again for their Aussie fans.