The Sainte Catherines – Fire Works Manifesto Magazine Review

The Sainte Catherines - Fire WorksThe Sainte Catherines
Fire Works
Big Ugly Fish Recordings

Punk Rockers, The Sainte Catherines is released LP ‘Fire Works’ the Sunderland label, Big Ugly Fish Recordings. This review may seem a little unusual considering their only relation to the North East is the label, I decided to do a little research into the Montreal based band and from what I have heard this release has assumed a slower sound and energy than their previous 3 releases. You get a sense of the bands growth into old age punk with this release, not that that’s a bad thing, we all have to roll with the clock and The Sainte Catherines appear to have adapted their style with ease, retaining their blaring guitars whilst a more reflective approach has broadened their sound and with it their appeal. There is a range of influences evident in the LP with the likes of Kiss and even a little New York Dolls all jumping out, however the sound is firmly their own and one that makes me happy to call this lot adopted mackems.Source: Manifesto Magazine

Big Ugly Fish Recordings Newsletter #7

Big Ugly Fish Recordings

Hi Everyone,

New Release – The Sainte Catherines ‘Fire Works’

The Sainte Catherines - Fire WorksBig Ugly Fish Recordings are proud to announce our second release BUFCD2 by Montreal’s The Sainte Catherines entitled ‘Fireworks’ is available now from Big Ugly Fish right now for only £7.99 which includes free P&P to the UK and Europe. Rest of the World P&P £4.50.

‘Fire Works’ is a melodic, positive, entertaining, and most interestingly coiffed LP to come out in years and takes its cues from the band’s early influences like American Steel, the Broadways, Jawbreaker and Fifteen, and strains it through a sieve of 70’s rock, like a French Canadian wine that will kick your dick off, get you drunk, eat all your poutine (Chips, Canadian Cheese and gravy, fast food) and find you hung over in the morning humming the most melodic and positive tunes of the bands storied career.

The emo kids like ’em, the punk kids like ’em. No one quite knows what to do with them because they’ve got three meaty guitars, a front man “Hugo Mudie”, that exists at that elusive vortex where Hank Von Helvelte, Chuck Ragan and the bar where Cirque du Soliel clowns go to get drunk all converge, and haircuts that would scare the shit out of almost any mum.

Expect an exhaustive touring schedule from The Sainte Catherine’s for the ‘Fire Works’ cycle. They’re loved in Europe, Canada and the stinkiest most festering pits in all of the US so get out your mustache, cut your bangs at a weird angle and give me a “Tabarnak!” for The Sainte Catherine’s.

Leatherface

Split Singles

We’ve only got 10 copies of the single of ‘Deep, Deep, Sleep’ – Leatherface, with a track by Ninja Gun – ‘Eight Miles High’ in yellow vinyl which were found at the bottom of the merchandise bag from the last Leatherface tour.

Available now only from the BUF Cornershop, along with The Stormy Petrel tour t-shirts: http://www.biguglyfish.co.uk/cornershop

This Month’s Free MP3 Track

Leatherface – I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You

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Regards.
Big Ugly Fish Recordings

The Sainte Catherines ‘Fire Works’ CD

The Sainte Catherines - Fire WorksFire Works’ by Montreal’s The Sainte Catherines is a melodic, positive, entertaining, and most interestingly coiffed LP to come out in years, all courtesy of Big Ugly Fish Recordings and is out now in the UK and Europe. You can order yours now at a special from the Big Ugly Fish Cornershop right now.

This record takes its cues from the band’s early influences like American Steel, the Broadways, Jawbreaker and Fifteen, and strains it through a sieve of 70’s rock, like a French Canadian wine that will kick your dick off, get you drunk, eat all your poutine (Chips, Canadian Cheese and gravy, fast food) and find you hung over in the morning humming the most melodic and positive tunes of the bands storied career.


The emo kids like ’em, the punk kids like ’em. No one quite knows what to do with them because they’ve got three meaty guitars, a front man “Hugo Mudie”, that exists at that elusive vortex where Hank Von Helvelte, Chuck Ragan and the bar where Cirque du Soliel clowns go to get drunk all converge, and haircuts that would scare the shit out of almost any mum.

Expect an exhaustive touring schedule from The Sainte Catherine’s for the Fire Works cycle. They’re loved in Europe, Canada and the stinkiest most festering pits in all of the US so get out your mustache, cut your bangs at a weird angle and give me a “Tabarnak!” for The Sainte Catherine’s. Um…also, they’ve got funny names and they’re not above wearing vests. Did I mention that? Okay. I thankenyou.

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myspace.com/thesaintecatherines

Wikipedia

The Sainte Catherines on Soundcloud

Tour Dates Winter 2011

Friday 11 February
Café Nord-Ouest Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada
Saturday 12 February
Pub St-maurice Repentigny, QC, Canada
Wednesday 23 February
Mac Daids Le Havre, France
Thursday 24 February
Scene Michelet Nantes, France
Friday 25 February
The Sainte Catherines with Maladroit, Nowadayz, and MENPENTI at Heretic Club, Bordeaux, France
Saturday 26 February
Celtic Pub Tarbes, France
Sunday 27 February
La Dynamo Toulouse, France
Monday 28 February
O`bundies Marseilles, France
Tuesday 01 March
Warm Audio Lyon, France
Wednesday 02 March
Soap Box Club Nancy, France
Thursday 03 March
Les Combustibles Paris, France
Friday 04 March
Shaka Laka hazebrouck, France
Saturday 05 March
Peniche Fulmar Brussels, Belgium
Friday 18 March
With Tenement at Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL, US
Saturday 26 March
Le Trou Du Diable Shawinigan, QC, Canada
Thursday 12 May
Dear Landlord with The Sainte Catherines at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY, US

The Sainte Catherines

The Sainte CatherinesBased in Montreal, Quebec, hardcore punk revivalists the Sainte Catherines first came together in 1999. These French-Canadians combine driving guitar leads and gruff vocals akin to Hot Water Music into a hard-hitting sound based in D.I.Y. and activist ideals. Originally called Concrete Fongus, the guys changed their name to their current moniker in 2000. Their first effort, Those Stars Are for You, sold over 1,000 copies independently before the band hooked up with New York-based Eyeball Records for the EP The Machine Gets Under Way.

In 2002, the German label Yoyo Records re-released their first album, following up a year later with The Art of Arrogance on Dare to Care. Signing to Fat Wreck Chords, the group released the full-length Dancing for Decadence in late March 2006. By this time, the band was comprised of vocalist Hugo Mudie, bassist Pablo Boerr, drummer Rich Bouthillier, and guitarists Marc-André Beaudet, Frederic Jacques, and Louis Valiquette (three of the six who were veterans of the Montreal ska-core group Rollerstarter). Already having hundreds of shows in nine countries under their belt with bands like the Dwarves, Against Me!, Strike Anywhere, Leftover Crack, and Leatherface, the Sainte Catherines played various dates with the Subhumans following their record’s release. Members of the band are also involved in a country side project called Yesterday’s Ring.