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 opening spot 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 record, and telling stories about the songs themselves and what it is (and was) like to be a working all-female rock band.