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One Of Us by Catholic Action

“One Of Us” is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming new album “Celebrated by Strangers” by . When we last heard from the band, they had hit the BBC Radio 1 playlist and spent their summers playing major festivals. Where the debut album lived up to its billing for boundlessly inspired indie-pop, “One Of Us” promises a much more focused approach that fizzes with invention, accusation, self-belief and creativity. It’s already being played by BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio X, and backed by , , , Paste and more.

“One Of Us” packs a fuzzed-out stomp alongside masterfully giddy melodies that sees lead singer and guitarist recount “the welfare son of a welfare son”, taking aim at the billionaire-owned media and politicians who shirk responsibility for sowing the division we see in the world. It sets the tone for a record that, through a procession of skittish, off-kilter riffs and squawking saxophones, asks both searching questions of the self, while pointing the finger at inaction in the wider world.

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