28th November 2011
We are happy to announce that Steve Kilbey, lyricist and composer of so many extraordinary songs, is to be inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Sydney this Wednesday night. Congratulations Steve.
Merchandise Sale ends midnight
Wednesday 30th November AEST
Dont miss out on church merch bargains. Our sale ends this Wednesday night, prior to the church tour. We’ll be performing at the Homebake Music, Film & Arts Festival in Sydney this Saturday (the full church tour schedule is below).
We’ve got a huge variety of items at special discounted prices.
Select from a massive range of merchandise that includes music, clothing, dvds, books, artwork and more!!
All prices are in Australian Dollars.
Don’t miss out on the much sought after Limited Edition Tin Mine cd in the metal case which will be available until sold out at $25.
Other Featured products :-
Our popular Deadman’s Hand Tote Bag $10
Back With Two Beasts reissued cd $15
Goldfish (Jokes, Magic & Souvenirs) DVD $20
Untitled #23 cd $15 (Rolling Stone Australia gave the album an unprecedented 5 star review)
FANS SEND US YOUR PHOTOS WEARING ONE OF OUR T-SHIRTS OR TOTE BAGS. WE’D LOVE TO SEE THEM! SELECTED PHOTOS WILL GO UP ON OUR WEBSITE IN A SPECIAL GALLERY.
AFTER XMAS THERE’LL EVEN BE A PRIZE FOR THE PERSON WHO SUBMITS THE MOST ORIGINAL PHOTO!
SEND PIX BY EMAIL HERE
Please try and keep them no larger than 500KB
For Merchandise enquiries click on the Owl
Marty Willson-Piper was one of the featured artists in Blurt magazine’s article about the recent breakup of R.E.M.
Read the article Talk About Their Passion R.E.M. here
25th November 2011
Dont forget – we are performing at Homebake next weekend Sat 3rd Dec 2011 in
Sydney’s Domain at the beautiful Botanical Gardens
Showtime approx 8:20pm in The Dome
Website : http://www.homebake.com.au/the-domain.html
Schedule : http://www.homebake.com.au/2011/pdf/HB2011_TIMES.pdf
Site Map : http://www.homebake.com.au/2011/pdf/HB2011_MAP.pdf
RED HILL AUDITORIUM – PERTH
Sun 4th Dec 2011
the church / the triffids / ed kuepper with mark dawson
Starts at 6:15pm
Full summer tour schedule here - http://www.thechurchband.net/calendar/
Watch the church’s fabulous live performance of “Tantalized” from
the Sydney Opera House
A PSYCHEDELIC SYMPHONY show
with the George Ellis Orchestra on YouTube
Online and taking orders now! Our pre-tour sale ends 30th November!
Some of our cds are down to AUD $5.00. Get some absolute bargains
before they sell out!
The Great Australian Songbook
Steve Kilbey and Iva Davies (Icehouse) chat with Angela Bishop on Ch 10
about the upcoming Great Australian Songbook CD
Read all about it here http://www.2ue.com.au/blogs/2ue-blog/the-great-australian-songbook/20111122-1nsul.html
They’ll be chatting to Jack and playing an acoustic tune or two this coming Saturday 26th November @16:00PM AEST on FBi 94.5FM (Sydney).STREAM: http://www.fbiradio.com/Steve Kilbey talks to David Jobling about the upcoming tour.
Rockers Run Wild
Interviews : The Age Newspaper
In Australia – grab a copy tomorrow of The Age newspaper (the Sat 26th Nov edition) for cracking interviews with all members of the church!
Blogs in space
Steve Kilbey – the time being
Peter Koppes – Petespoint
Tim Powles - Bandit blog
Marty Willson-Piper – www.martywillsonpiper.net
ASLEEP IN THE DOWNLIGHTS
Hammock / Steve Kilbey / TimEbandit Powles
1. No Agenda (Hammock feat. Steve Kilbey)
2. Sinking Inside Yourself (Hammock)
3. Verse for Forgiveness (Hammock feat.TimEbandit)
4. Parkers Chapel (Hammock)
Read more here http://hammockmusic.com/asleep
Honey Mink Forever: Pre-order the upcoming Marty Willson-Piper and Dare Mason album from Heyday Records now and receive 3 extra tracks to download
Stranded – The Australian/Canadian Radio Show
Radio Interviews with the church
Matt Granlund in Canada conducted a 4 part special on the church which included interviews with each of the band members
and a really cool selection of songs. Click here for the playlists
18th November 2011
Grand Opening of the new church merch store
and online sale
The new church merch store is finally open!
To celebrate in advance of the Australian Tour, we are having a massive
pre-tour sale in time for Christmas.
From now until the 30th November almost everything will be discounted.
Please take this opportunity to navigate through our great new online store, meet Rajani who will be your contact and peruse all kinds of special deals.
The Collector’s Tin Mine CD in a tin is one limited edition special that is only available while stocks last.
Thank you for your patience and support during this set up.
10th November 2011
the church return to Perth for a special concert at theRed Hill Auditorium on Sunday 4th December 2011. Since the last two sold out shows at the Quarry Amphitheatre in December 2009 the band has been extremely busy. In October 2010 they were inducted into the Australian Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. In February 2011 they toured the USA with their “Future Past Perfect Tour” playing three classic albums in their entiretyUntitled #23, Priest=Aura and Starfish. In April this year they played a sold out concert, “A Psychedelic Symphony” at the Sydney Opera House with the 70 piece George Ellis Orchestra.
At Red Hill the band will be performing songs from their deep catalogue including popular favourites such asUnder The Milky Way and Almost With You as well as thought provoking lyrical gems entwined with evocative moods, crashing drums and bass and ringing guitars.
This show is also special by nature of the bill, including The Triffids and Ed Kuepper. Kuepper most famously from seminal Brisbane punk outfit The Saints and the newest ‘Bad Seed’. (Martyn Casey from The Triffids an established ‘Bad Seed’ already). The Triffids need no introduction to a Perth audience. Steve Kilbey performed as guest vocalist with them on their reformation dates in January 2008.
The show promises to explore the more creative side of Australian music with these three most interesting artists. Held in an open air setting at Red Hill Auditorium on a balmy night in paradise, this is a concert not to be missed.
Ticket link here
9th November 2011
Adelaide Show On Sale Tomorrow
Tomorrow morning tickets will go on sale for the Future Past Pefect show at the Norwood Concert Hall in Adelaide.
This is the link to the BASS online sales pages that will go live at 9am tomorrow (Thursday 10th Nov 2011).
Date of Concert : Thursday 29th December 2011
Venue website : http://www.npsp.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=698
Venue address : 175 The Parade Norwood (entrance off George Street)
Steve Kilbey live on air
AUSTRALIAN SUMMER CONCERT DATES FOR the church
DEC 03 SAT Homebake Music Film & Arts Festival 2011 Sydney NSW – Electric
DEC 04 SUN Red Hill Auditorium Perth WA – Electric
DEC 08 THU Lizotte’s Kincumber NSW – Acoustic
DEC 09 FRI Milton Theatre Milton NSW – Acoustic
DEC 10 SAT Milton Theatre Milton NSW – Acoustic
DEC 11 SUN Waves Wollongong NSW – Electric – Future Past Perfect Tour
DEC 15 THU Lizotte’s Newcastle NSW – Acoustic
DEC 16 FRI Lizotte’s Newcastle NSW – Acoustic
DEC 17 SAT The Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW – Electric – Future Past Perfect Tour
DEC 22 THU Twin Towns Tweed Heads NSW/QLD- Electric - An Electric Concert for Connoisseurs
DEC 23 FRI The Powerhouse Brisbane QLD – Electric – Future Past Perfect Tour
DEC 24 SAT The Powerhouse Brisbane QLD – Electric – Future Past Perfect Tour
DEC 29 THU Norwood Concert Hall Adelaide SA – Electric – Future Past Perfect Tour
DEC 30 FRI The Forum Melbourne VIC – Electric – Future Past Perfect Tour
JAN 28 SAT Taronga Zoo Sydney NSW – Electric – Twilight at Taronga
2nd November 2011
Noctorum - Honey Mink Forever
Heyday Records in collaboration with In Deep Recordings are proud to announce the release of the third Noctorum album Honey Mink Forever.
Recorded at The VIP Lounge in Penzance, Cornwall, Marty Willson-Piper and Dare Mason have written another eclectic set with the only thread being their diverse musical tastes and longstanding friendship. The album will be available to pre-order from November 1st 2011 and will be released as a download and digipak CD on December 1st 2011.
The first 500 people to order the album will be given three free downloads. The first song Better Hope You’re Not Alone is a taster track – the other two do not appear on the album. These two bonus tracks,Turn the Dial And Scream and The Fugitive have an interesting story. Dare and Marty each sing their own lyrics and vocal melody over the same musical backing. It’s a unique and interesting experiment that shows a personality can shape anything into one’s own personal vision.
Dare and Marty grew up together in the North West of England close to Manchester and Liverpool spending their teenage years on the Wirral Peninsula between Liverpool and North Wales. Marty’s tenures with Australian cult band the church, English folk goths All About Eve and punk legends The Saints are a good indication of his eclecticism. Dare has an extensive CV as a producer/ engineer working with Queen, Prince, David Sylvian, Ravi Shankar, Paul McCartney and a whole host of different kinds of artists. He has also recorded and released two ambient albums.
Together they make a musical stew of diverse ingredients, happily genre-hopping from Pink Floyd-esque epics, to rock, folk and pop, even jazz rock. The ten tracks are invariably richly harmonic and melodic but can also be dark and aggressive. Always lyrically intriguing with stories of woe, love, fantasy and down to earth songs of reality, Noctorum will take you on a journey outside of yourself, inside of yourself and everywhere in between.
Pre order with free downloads from November 1st 2011
Release Date December 1st 2011
To order the CD: heyday.com/Heyday/Noctorum.html
Promotions and Management:Contact: Tiare Helberg
Robert Rankin Walker
Also available on Heyday Records: Noctorum – Sparks Lane, Offer The Light
Marty Willson-Piper – Hanging Out In Heaven, Live From The Other Side, Nightjar
31st October 2011 Music now on iTunes Click on the iTunes links in the boxes below to go to the relevant iTunes pages where you can now listen, purchase and download music from Peter Koppes' solo catalogue of work, The Refo:mation cd, the Taste cd by Margot Smith all from Immersion, as well as a selection of music by the church that is all now available on iTunes! 24th October 2011 Summer Tour Schedule Australia the church “Dos Momentos Especiales” December 2011 Performing two acoustic albums in their entirety Parallel to their “Future Past Perfect” classic albums tour, Homebake Festival in Sydney, Red Hill Auditorium in Perth and Tweed Heads Show, the church will also be playing acoustic shows in NSW this December 2011. This mini concurrent tour “Dos Momentos Especiales” will see the band perform their two acoustic albums “El Momento Descuidado” and “El Momento Siguiente” in their entirety. Featuring re workings of classic hits, new songs and reinterpretations of album tracks, this intriguing version of the band sees the four members swapping instruments, anecdotes and notions. Each ticket holder will receive a free program so book early to guarantee a seat for this popular stripped down incarnation of the band. Dec 8th Thursday Lizotte’s, Kincumber Dec 9th Friday Milton Theatre, Milton Dec 10th Saturday Milton Theatre, Milton Dec 15th Thursday Lizotte’s, Newcastle Dec 16th Friday Lizotte’s, Newcastle Summer schedule for the church DEC 03 SAT Homebake Music Film & Arts Festival 2011 Sydney NSW - Electric DEC 04 SUN Red Hill Auditorium Perth WA - Electric DEC 08 THU Lizotte's Kincumber NSW - Acoustic - Dos Momentos Especiales DEC 09 FRI Milton Theatre Milton NSW - Acoustic - Dos Momentos Especiales DEC 10 SAT Milton Theatre Milton NSW - Acoustic - Dos Momentos Especiales DEC 11 SUN Waves Wollongong NSW - Electric - Future Past Perfect Tour DEC 15 THU Lizotte's Newcastle NSW - Acoustic - Dos Momentos Especiales DEC 16 FRI Lizotte's Newcastle NSW - Acoustic - Dos Momentos Especiales DEC 17 SAT The Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW - Electric - Future Past Perfect Tour DEC 22 THU Twin Towns Tweed Heads NSW - Electric - An Electric Concert for Connoisseurs DEC 23 FRI The Powerhouse Brisbane QLD - Electric - Future Past Perfect Tour DEC 24 SAT The Powerhouse Brisbane QLD - Electric - Future Past Perfect Tour DEC 29 THU Norwood Concert Hall Adelaide SA - Electric - Future Past Perfect Tour DEC 30 FRI The Forum Melbourne VIC - Electric - Future Past Perfect Tour JAN 28 SAT Taronga Zoo Sydney NSW - Electric - Twilight at Taronga yet - to b* please note that tix for Adelaide are not on sale e advised Hammock- featuring Steve Kilbey and TimEbandit Powles timEbandit Powles, Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson of Hammock talk about a new collaboration "Asleep in the Downlights" in the lead up to the 25th Oct release of a new Hammock gem. Listen to the interview www.hammockmusic.com/asleep then pre-order the music on vinyl or cd OR download it right there, right now. ‘Asleep in the Downlights’is a four track EP, two of them with cameo vocals and songs written and sung by Kilbey and Powles, both mixed by the timEbandit, and also including two new Hammock songs “Sinking Inside Yourself”, a driving towering piece feat. a first-ever vocal from Andrew Thompson, and the gorgeous “Parkers Chapel”, sung by Marc Byrd. Four songs, four voices. “This is essential listening for fans of either the church or Hammock and is a work of beauty, openness and wonder –something our world needs right now.” Tracks:1 No Agenda (Hammock feat. Steve Kilbey) 2 Sinking Inside Yourself (Hammock) 3 Verse for Forgiveness (Hammock feat. timEbandit Powles* 4 Parkers Chapel (Hammock) * these vocal versions of the “Chasing…”outtakes have also been remixed, or in the words of timEbandit, “demixed, deduced, massaged, reduced and enlarged”. REMINDER : The 2011 edition of the Experience Jimi Hendrix concert presented by Empire Touring will return to the Enmore Theatre in Newtown, Sydney on October 29 with another all-star lineup of Australian musical greats who will pay homage to the genius of Jimi Hendrix. This year’s show will included performances by our own Peter Koppes and other guitar greats including Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Stuart Fraser (Noiseworks), Jak Housden (The Whitlams), John & Rick Brewster (The Angels), Steve Edmonds, Grant Walmsley (Screaming Jets) & Peter Northcote. This is going to be a live concert experience but with a unique interpretation of the music by some of our own guitar greats. With a line up like this, and songs that have influenced generations of music lovers the world over, be prepared to experience all of the greatest Jimi Hendrix moments, Live, once again…. and for one night only. http://www.enmoretheatre.com.au/events/2011/10/29/experience-the-jimi-hendrix-tribute 20th October 2011 Dear mailing list subscribers Future Past Perfect Tour - A 2nd Brisbane Powerhouse show Tickets for a second show at Brisbane Powerhouse for Saturday 24th December 2011 are now on sale! BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, THE CHURCH & UNORTHODOX RECORDS PRESENT THE CHURCH FRI 23 - SAT 24 DEC 2011 Book online here - http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/view/the-church/ Ticket price $ 55.00 Suitable for ages 12+ Time 7:30pm 20th October 2011 Dear mailing list subscribers Future Past Perfect Tour - The Forum, Melbourne 30th Dec 2011 Tickets for this concert will be on sale at the following times via Ticketmaster Special Fanclub Presale Start: Friday 21/10/11, 12:00 noon End: Sun 23/10/11, 17:00 Codeword : future Website link : http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/The-Church-tickets/artist/734759 Venue link : http://www.forummelbourne.com.au/ Onsale to General Public Start: Mon 24/10/11, 09:00 Future Past Perfect Tour - Brisbane Powerhouse A second show at the Brisbane Powerhouse is now on sale for Saturday 24th December 2011 Tickets are available here - http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/view/the-church/ "the church's 30th Anniversary year has taken the band all over the USA & Australia with the induction in October 2010 into the ARIA Rock and Roll Hall OF Fame. In April 2011 the band played their "Psychedelic Symphony" concert at a sold out Sydney Opera House with a 70-piece George Ellis Orchestra. To conclude these celebrations the band are pleased to announce the Australian "Future Past Perfect Tour" in December 2011. The band will perform an album from each decade of their existence - the critically acclaimed Untitled #23, perennial fan favourite Priest=Aura & the iconic Starfish. The ticket price includes an exclusive A4 program featuring album & single sleeve artwork, selected lyrics and photographs of the band. This show will include two intermissions & will last for three & a half hours with no support. Playing the albums in reverse chronological order the band ask you to simply close your eyes, sit back and join us on this special journey through the decades." 6th October 2011 the church “An Electric Concert For Connoisseurs” the church at Twin Towns Showroom Thursday December 22nd 2011 the church have been widely acknowledged as one of the great Australian bands. From their origins in the post punk/new wave ‘80s, they have encountered many different styles, fads and fashions and evolved over time into an original and influential group. In 2009 the band released their critically acclaimed Untitled #23 album receiving rave reviews in the press, including an unprecedented 5 Star review in Rolling Stone magazine. In October 2010, their 30th anniversary year, the band: Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Marty Willson-Piper were inducted into the Australian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On the live front the band have unveiled their “Future Past Perfect Tour” playing three classic albums in their entirety in one night. They have received rapturous reviews and ecstatic audience responses from the sell out crowds in the USA - a regular destination for the band over the past 25 years. This tour also comes to major Australian cities in December, performing one album from each decade of their existence. From the latest Untitled #23, available on their own Unorthodox label, to the perennial fan favourite Priest=Aura and culminating in their massive international hit album Starfish. EMI Records have recently reissued all their early albums with rare photos and extensive sleeve notes written by Marty Willson-Piper. In April 2011 the band played their “A Psychedelic Symphony” concert at the Sydney Opera House with the 70 Piece George Ellis Orchestra. At Twin Towns the band will be playing a selection of songs from their colourful musical history. The repertoire will include classic hits such as The Unguarded Moment, Almost With You and Aria awarding winning song Under The Milky Way alongside fan favourites from their deep catalogue. The band continues to impress with its creative output and musical vision. This really is “An Electric Concert For Connoisseurs”. Book online http://www.twintowns.com.au/online-showbooking.html?THECHURC 4th October 2011 “Future Past Perfect Tour” December 2011 Performing three classic albums in their entirety the church’s 30th Anniversary year has taken the band all over the USA and Australia with the induction in October 2010 into the ARIA Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. In April 2011 the band played their “A Psychedelic Symphony” concert at a sold out Sydney Opera House with the 70-piece George Ellis Orchestra. To conclude these celebrations the band are pleased to announce the Australian “Future Past Perfect Tour” in December 2011. The band will perform an album from each decade of their existence – the critically acclaimed Untitled #23, perennial fan favourite Priest=Aura and the iconic Starfish. In America the shows were rapturously received and reviews were outstanding. As this tour comes to Australia it is an opportunity to experience the past, present and future of one of Australia’s best and most intriguing bands. Untitled #23 released in 2009 is widely regarded as a modern classic and has received glowing reviews from the music press, including an unprecedented 5 star review in Rolling Stone magazine. Priest=Aura (1992) has constantly been voted as a favourite of church fans over the years andStarfish (1989) is the album that put the church on the map in America. Starfish features along with The Blurred Crusade (1982) as one of two entries by the band in the “The Best 100 Australian Albums” book published in 2011. The ticket price includes an exclusive A4 program featuring album and single sleeve artwork, selected lyrics and photographs of Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Marty Willson-Piper. This seated show will include two intermissions and will last for three and half hours with no support. Playing the albums in reverse chronological order the band ask you to simply close your eyes, sit back and join us on this special journey through the decades. “Future Past Perfect Tour” SUN 11TH DEC WAVES Wollongong NSW (On Sale Thursday 13th October) SAT 17TH DEC THE ENMORE THEATRE Sydney NSW (On Sale Now) FRI 23RD DEC THE POWERHOUSE Brisbane QLD (On Sale Now) THU 29TH DEC NORWOOD CONCERT HALL Adelaide SA (On Sale Date TBA) FRI 30TH DEC THE FORUM Melbourne VIC (On Sale Saturday 15th October) the church “Future Past Perfect Tour” December 2011 Performing three classic albums in their entirety 4th October 2011 Dear mailing list subscribers the church: A Psychedelic Symphony premieres this Thursday, October 6 at 10pm on MAX in Australia. Details are as below : "To celebrate their 30th anniversary, one of Australia’s most iconic, respected and enduring bands – the church – played a special one-off sold-out show at the Sydney Opera House last April. Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Marty Willson-Piper were accompanied by an orchestra conducted by George Ellis who had collaborated with Lou Reed and Augie March and worked on projects including the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. the church: A Psychedelic Symphony premieres Thursday, October 6 at 10pm on MAX. Repeats of the special will be shown: Friday, October 7 at 10.00am Wednesday, October 12 at 2.00pm Sunday, October 23 at 10.00pm" http://www.maxtv.com.au/pages/main-menu/max-tv/shows/the-church--a-psychedelic-symphony 4th October 2011
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