Watch: September Girls – Catholic Guilt


Imagine, just for one second, hopping in a time machine, zapping back to 1970s Ireland and telling someone there would one day be a 360-degree video on a thing called the internet for a song called ‘Catholic Guilt’. The distance we’ve come, man. The distance we’ve come.

Made using a special 12-camera GoPro rig, the video for September Girls new single was shot by the band’s director and guitarist Jessie Ward O’Sullivan in just one take. Pretty impressive. According to the band, “The video symbolises this force as over the course of the song, the band lose their autonomy as they are subjected to spotlights, attacked with written messages, and tied up and unable to play their instruments.” Taken from their second full-length, Age of Indignation (you can re-visit our review here), there’s no ambiguity to the lyrical content of ‘Catholic Guilt’. It’s a potent and confrontational missive conjuring the likes of Jefferson Airplane and The Black Angels in commanding fashion.

September Girls play alongside Alien She, Sissy and M(haol) at Dublin’s Bello Bar on Saturday night. Admission is just €5 and all prooceds go to The X-ile Project.

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