9 September 2017

Hear new single Undersea now

7 September 2017

The Church To Release New Album

 Man Woman Life Death Infinity

On October 6th

 

North American Tour Begins This Friday

New Single “Undersea” Out Tomorrow

September 7, 2017 – Another Century, another dream, another album from a band that’s in too deep to go anywhere but ever closer to the other side. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is the 26th album by the Church and will be released on October 6th.

The album is their second with the rejuvenated line-up Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug.

The epic return of 2014’s critically lauded Further/ Deeper blossomed into a road-hardened beast over four tours of the USA, two back home in Australia, and a new career high in front of 20,000 Spanish fans on a lap of Europe.

Man Woman Life Death Infinity is where the revitalized quartet’s freshly tuned chemistry reaches a new potency and precision: ten songs, 45 minutes, and a quantum leap into unexplored territory as strange as it is irresistible.

“Music is like inner space and we’re astronauts,” says guitarist Koppes, who co-founded the Church in Sydney in 1980. “It’s a spellbinding thing. It’s hypnotizing. That’s why people like it. It takes them into another world and we’re here to open those doors.”

“This is the Church’s water record,” says Kilbey, singer, lyricist and bassist. “I guess water is my element. I’ve always marveled at the sea and rivers and rain. It wasn’t conscious at all but on reflection, it definitely is a preoccupation on this record. What that means, I don’t know.”

The band will release the deeply chiming second single ‘Undersea’ beginning tomorrow morning. The track is the ominously descending result of Kilbey’s suggestion that the band should pretend to be another one altogether, like Sgt. Pepper wilfully choosing the brown acid.

“Tim borrowed my son’s little electronic drum kit,” Haug reveals, “so we had a mutated kit, half acoustic/ half electric, and we were just firing off each other.”

“Peter is like the mad professor of guitar theory. I’ve learned a lot from him over the last few years but I’m not trying to analyze the harmonic integrity of anything. If it sounds good, I’ll keep going down that path. I think we complement each other really well in that way.”

Fans who pre-order the album will receive both “Undersea” and “Another Century” as instant grat tracks.

The Church begin an extensive 29-date North American tour in support of Man Woman Life Death Infinity beginning this Friday on September 8th in Portland, OR. Special guests The Helio Sequence will be direct support on all dates.

Man Woman Life Death Infinity Track Listing

        • Another Century
        • Submarine
        • For King Knife
        • Undersea
        • Before The Deluge
        • I Don’t Know How I Don’t Know Why
        • A Face In A Film
        • In Your Fog
        • Something Out There Is Wrong
        • Dark Waltz

To pre-order the album visit:

https://thechurch.lnk.to/MWLDI

For up to date information visit:

https://thechurchband.net

http://www.theheliosequence.com

The Church North American Fall Tour With Special Guest The Helio Sequence

09.08.2017    Portland OR            Revolution Hall
09.09.2017    Seattle WA               Neptune
09.10.2017     Vancouver BC         Rickshaw Theatre
09.12.2017     Sacramento CA       Harlow’s
09.13.2017     Santa Cruz CA         The Catalyst
09.14.2017     San Francisco CA   The Fillmore
09.15.2017     Los Angeles CA       The Fonda Theatre
09.16.2017     San Diego CA          The Music Box
09.18.2017     Austin TX                3Ten
09.19.2017     Dallas TX                 The Kessler Theater
09.20.2017    Houston TX             The Heights Theater
09.22.2017    Pensacola FL           Vinyl Music Hall
09.23.2017    Orlando FL              The Social
09.24.2017    Atlanta GA               City Winery
09.25.2017    Asheville NC            The Grey Eagle
09.27.2017    New York NY           (Le) Poisson Rouge
09.28.2017    Brooklyn NY            The Bell House
09.29.2017    Natick MA               TCAN Canter For The Arts
09.30.2017    Newton NJ               The Newton Theatre
10.01.2017     Washington DC       9:30 Club
10.03.2017     Philadelphia PA      Union Transfer
10.05.2017     Detroit MI                Magic Stick
10.06.2017     Chicago IL                Park West
10.08.2017     Minneapolis MN    Cedar Cultural Center
10.10.2017      Omaha NE              The Waiting Room
10.11.2017      Englewood CO        Gothic Theatre
10.12.2017      Salt Lake City UT   The State Room
10.13.2017      Las Vegas NV          Brooklyn Bowl
10.14.2017      Phoenix AZ              The Press Room

15 August 2017

Church Army…North American Tour poster!

Please download and help spread the word. Or use for your own personal collection. Thank you and see you soon!

14 July 2017

The Church Announce North American Fall Tour

New Album

Man Woman Life Death Infinity

Out This Fall

 

Special Guest The Helio Sequence To Support On All Shows

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow Morning

 

July 13, 2017 – ARIA Hall of Fame members and Australian legends, The Church, are currently putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming new album: Man Woman Life Death Infinity (Their 26th studio album overall). The album will be released this fall; and is the follow-up to their internationally critically acclaimed previous release Further/Deeper (2014).

You can watch the new video for the first single “Another Century” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfIoF3FTP8Y

You can download/stream “Another Century” here: https://thechurch.lnk.to/AnotherCentury 

 

The Church are now returning to North America for an extensive 29-date tour in support of Man Woman Life Death Infinity beginning on September 8th in Portland, OR. Special guests The Helio Sequence will be direct support on all dates. Tickets for all shows go on sale tomorrow morning.

The past several years have been wildly successful for the band with performances at Primavera Sound, SXSW, three North American tours and their first European tour in almost a decade.

Further details about the new album will be announced shortly.

For up to date information visit:

https://thechurchband.net

http://www.theheliosequence.com

 

The Church North American Fall Tour With Special Guest The Helio Sequence

09.08.2017    Portland OR            Revolution Hall
09.09.2017    Seattle WA               Neptune
09.10.2017     Vancouver BC         Rickshaw Theatre
09.12.2017     Sacramento CA       Harlow’s
09.13.2017     Santa Cruz CA         The Catalyst
09.14.2017     San Francisco CA   The Fillmore
09.15.2017     Los Angeles CA       The Fonda Theatre
09.16.2017     San Diego CA          The Music Box
09.18.2017     Austin TX                3Ten
09.19.2017     Dallas TX                 The Kessler Theater
09.20.2017    Houston TX             The Heights Theater
09.22.2017    Pensacola FL           Vinyl Music Hall
09.23.2017    Orlando FL              The Social
09.24.2017    Atlanta GA               City Winery
09.25.2017    Asheville NC            The Grey Eagle
09.27.2017    New York NY           (Le) Poisson Rouge
09.28.2017    Brooklyn NY            The Bell House
09.29.2017    Natick MA               TCAN Canter For The Arts
09.30.2017    Newton NJ               The Newton Theatre
10.01.2017     Washington DC       9:30 Club
10.03.2017     Philadelphia PA      Union Transfer
10.05.2017     Detroit MI                Magic Stick
10.06.2017     Chicago IL                Park West
10.08.2017     Minneapolis MN    Cedar Cultural Center
10.10.2017      Omaha NE              The Waiting Room
10.11.2017      Englewood CO        Gothic Theatre
10.12.2017      Salt Lake City UT   The State Room
10.13.2017      Las Vegas NV          Brooklyn Bowl
10.14.2017      Phoenix AZ              The Press Room

 

27 June 2017

The Church Release “Another Century”

The Church Release “Another Century”
First Single From Their Forthcoming New Album

U.S. Mini Tour Summer Begins On June 28th
Watch The Video For “Another Century” Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfIoF3FTP8Y

June 26, 2017 – ARIA Hall of Fame members and Australian legends, The Church, are currently putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to their internationally critically acclaimed last album Further/Deeper (2014). The forthcoming (currently untitled) new release will be their 26th studio album.

The past several years have been wildly successful for the band with performances at Primavera Sound, SXSW, three North American tours and their first European tour in almost a decade. They now return with the brand new single “Another Century.”

“’Another Century’ is a romantic melodic stab of omnichord and guitars and quite unlike any past church song,” singer/bassist Steve Kilbey remarked. “The lyrics fell out of the sky very quickly and the music is dreamy and evocative of past futures.”

Recorded at Rancom St and Spacejunk III, the track was written by The Church (Kilbey, Koppes, Powles, Haug) and produced by the band along with Ted Howard.

The Church will return to the U.S. for a limited run this summer beginning on June 28th in Ann Arbor, MI. The tour will make stops in Cincinnati, Nashville, Chicago, Richmond, Ardmore and Pawling. The band will also perform at this year’s edition of Summerfest in Milwaukee.

Full details about the new album and future touring plans will be announced shortly.

For up to date information visit:
https://thechurchband.net

The Church 2017 – North American Tour Dates
6/28/2017 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
6/29/2017 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
6/30/2017 Cincinnati, OH The Woodward
7/01/2017 Nashville, TN City Winery
7/03/2017 Chicago, IL City Winery
7/04/2017 Chicago, IL City WInery
7/06/2017 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
7/07/2017 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music Hall
7/08/2017 Pawling, NY Daryl’s House

# # #

For More Information Contact:
Keith Hagan
SKH Music
khagan@skhmusic.com

26 April 2017

The Church Return To North America For A Limited Run This Summer

Nine Shows Beginning On June 28th

April 26, 2017 The Church need no introduction. After over three decades of making music in various formats, lineups, places and cognitive states, this is a band who have committed, even succumbed, to exploring unchartered sonic territories.

The Church will return to the U.S. for a limited run this summer beginning on June 28th in Ann Arbor, MI.  The tour will make stops in Cincinnati, Nashville, Chicago, Richmond, Ardmore and Pawling.  The band will also perform at this year’s edition of Summerfest in Milwaukee.

Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday.

The Church have recently begun work on the follow up to the critically acclaimed Further/Deeper (2014).  The forthcoming new album will be their 26th studio album.  The past several years have been wildly successful for the band with performances at SXSW, Primavera Sound, three North American tours and their first European tour in almost a decade.

The Church 2017 – North American Tour Dates

6/28/2017 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark

6/29/2017 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest

6/30/2017 Cincinnati, OH The Woodward

7/1/2017 Nashville, TN City Winery

7/3/2017 Chicago, IL City Winery

7/4/2017 Chicago, IL City Winery

7/6/2017 Richmond, VA The Broadberry

7/7/2017 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music Hall

7/8/2017 Pawling, NY Daryl’s House

# # #

For More Information Contact:

Keith Hagan

SKH Music

khagan@skhmusic.com

13 April 2017

First show of 2017 for The Church announced

First show of 2017 for The Church announced. Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Check link for more details. Stay tuned here and Facebook for further announcements. 

27 April 2016

The Psychedelic Furs & The Church Announce “Summer 2016” U.S. Tour

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The Psychedelic Furs & The Church Announce “Summer 2016” U.S. Tour

15 Shows Together Beginning On July 15th

April 26, 2016 – Following last year’s sold out jaunt, The Psychedelic Furs and The Church will team up again this summer for 15 shows in North America beginning on July 15th in Flagstaff, AZ and wrapping in Sioux City, IA on August 6th.

Originally from the U.K., The Psychedelic Furs scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat,” releasing seven studio albums and several compilations over the course of their career.  Over the past three decades, Furs’ concerts have become must-see events as they continue to sell out venues worldwide.

The Church are touring in support of their 25th studio album, Further/Deeper, which was released in North America last year to rave reviews. 2015 was a wildly successful year for the band with performances at SXSW, Primavera Sound in Spain, two North American tours and their first European tour in eight years.

“Sometimes rock ‘n’ roll has really good double bills where there are two likeminded acts and the audience can go away very happy they got their moneys worth,” The Church’s Steve Kilbey commented. “This is how it is with The Church and Psychedelic Furs I believe; and because the last lot of shows went so well we couldn’t help but want to keep it going.”

Tickets for most shows will go on sale this Friday morning.

For up to date information on both bands visit: http://www.thepsychedelicfurs.com

https://thechurchband.net

The Psychedelic Furs & The Church 2016 – North American Tour Dates

7/13               Tucson, AZ                  Rialto Theatre (FURS ONLY)

7/15               Flagstaff, AZ               Pepsi Amphitheater

7/16               Las Vegas, NV            Brooklyn Bowl

7/17               Costa Mesa, CA         Pacific Amphitheater

7/19               San Diego, CA             Humphrey’s at the Bay

7/20               Los Angeles, CA          Teragram Ballroom (CHURCH ONLY)

7/22               Santa Cruz, CA           The Catalyst

7/23               Berkeley, CA               UC Theater

7/26               Portland, OR              Revolution Hall

7/27               Seattle, WA                 Benaroya Hall

7/28               Missoula, MT              The Wilma

7/30               Salt Lake City, UT      Rockwell at The Complex

7/31               Arvada, CO                 Arvada Center

8/2                 Lincoln, NE                 Rococo Theatre

8/4                 St. Louis, MO             Ready Room

8/5                 Kansas City, MO        CrossroadsKC

8/6                 Sioux City, IA              Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

9 April 2016

the church 2016 North America Tour promo video

Check out our 2016 North America Tour promo video:

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1 April 2016

Video premiere of “Let Us Go”:

“Let Us Go”

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“‘Let Us Go’ is a pretty standard Church pop song,” considers frontman Steve Kilbey. “I never really gave it a lot of thought but then a friend of mine asked ‘can I do a video for a song off ‘Further/Deeper’?’ I was surprised when he chose that one and now the song’s become a little something extra. This friend filmed us rehearsing one night in Melbourne and went away and doctored it up. He’d been to South America taking ayahuasca and wanted something of that feeling for the video, that’s why it’s kaleidoscopic and with all the amoebas.”

“Tim (Powles, Church drummer & producer) had some words that he’d written for another song that hadn’t fit in so we incorporated his words into what I was writing. Then he chopped up my words and made me sing them another way around for the verse. That’s something else I don’t do very often – sing somebody else’s words in a song. But I really liked what he had written. And I really believe you can put anything anywhere in music if luck is with you. And as luck would have it, the lyrics I didn’t think were very good for this other song were perfect for this song and gave a great other aspect to it. It was serendipitous.”

“Everything we do has integrity and care and love. It’s never just knock it down. On that album (‘Further/Deeper’) – studded with really amazing songs like ‘Miami’ and ‘Toy Head’ and ‘Lightning White’ – ‘Let Us Go’ is a pretty standard Church song, one of the ones that connects the masterpieces. But I think it’s a great little song. It’s a bit New Romantic-y with that synthesizer, giving a 1980s kind of bounce to it, something we don’t have a lot of. And we haven’t done it a lot live but when we did, it was heading towards a really cool thing at the end.”

The Church kick off an 18-date U.S. tour on April 8th in Dallas. They’ll be playing their classic 1982 album The Blurred Crusade along with highlights from Further/Deeper and other cuts. Leading up to the tour, the ever-prolific Kilbey has been finishing the crowdfunded The Speed Of The Stars album (http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/speedofthestars), a project he’s been working on since the late 90s with Irish musician Frank Kearns.

Mar 31, 2016

http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/the_church_let_us_go_video_premiere/