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The Sainte Catherines


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Quebec, Montreal (1999 – present)

The Sainte Catherines have been around since 1999 and are the first band Fat Wreck Chords has ever worked with from Quebec, Montreal to be exact, sacre bleu! Their Fat debut, Dancing For Decadence, is a perfect representation of their hard-working, hard-drinking, hard-hitting brand of punk rock. People call them crusty, punk, metal, hardcore…whatever, but they sarcastically describe themselves as “Motley Crue taking a bath with Tragedy while Hot Water Music argues with Leatherface about the state of punk rock.” At least we think it’s sarcastic…?

A more accurate description would have to include the fact that this is a band that is truly living among the activist/punk community. Guitarist Fred is employed full-time by Greenpeace, Marc tracks punk bands at his home studio, Bassist Pablo works at Montreal’s most renowned punk record shop, and so on. Shoot, singer Hugo is a Janitor for crying out loud, and you can’t get more punk than that! Hugo explains their bands’ involvement, “It’s just natural for us because we all share the same punk rock ideals and desire to make things better. I think it’s really weird when bands in this scene don’t have that set of beliefs.”


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  • el_backpulver

    So long and thanks for everything

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • DanielBurns11


    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Sole1

    Such a shame they broke up. Time to play DfD some more.

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Rowley87

    New album makes my nuts tingle a little bit.

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • GermanMLS

    Their new record is really good

    3 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Nevermind-87

    2*RoRo*: no, that's Joey Cape on vocals.

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • madepunk

    new album is awesome!

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • *RoRo*

    The new record is really good. I was not expecting to like it that much. Is that Tony Sly on "Maggie & Dave"?

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • charliekilo22

    Fire Works is so fucking good. Wasn't expecting an album like this but I'm glad they went this direction. Love it.

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Ced00

    if only their new stuff could be as good as the art of arrogance

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • kim_nokiamusic

    Love these guys.

    29 Jun 2010 Reply
  • kitkatjas

    jme rappele votre première apparition a l'X... jsais pu trop a qui de vous je jasais mais je trouvais bien drôle le nom de votre groupe et on se demandais si ce nom allait lui porter chance héhé... on dirait bin hein!! ps.: j'm'appele Catherine pis tout tite j'étais fière d'avoir une rue à mon nom... mais une fois ados je l'ai connue cette rue, vous voyez de quoi j'parle?! héhé ciao! xxx

    24 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Frogsoda

    quelle chanson de Leather les St-4 ont-ils coveré?

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • mrjake2002

    I hope these dudes come to the UK at some point

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
  • mrjake2002

    " is it just me or doesnt tom gabel sing in the shape of drunks to come?" Yeah he sings on there =)

    21 Oct 2009 Reply
  • mrjake2002

    Their Leatherface cover is one of the most passionate songs I've ever heard [2]

    19 Oct 2009 Reply
  • mighty_ok

    Their Leatherface cover is one of the most passionate songs I've ever heard

    14 Oct 2009 Reply
  • herrandrus

    if you like sainte catherines, please check this band: and download their first ep for FREE:

    12 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Frogsoda

    art of arrogance > dancing for decadence

    6 Aug 2009 Reply
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