13 March 2013

the church rocks Canberra

March 11 2013 Photo by Sioux Cee

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March 11 2013










Regatta Point Stage 11 March 2013

Regatta Point Stage

March 11 2013 Photo by Sue Campbell

March 11 2013










Regatta Point Stage Canberra

Regatta Point Stage











SETLIST:  Metropolis, Almost With You, Sealine, Reptile, Under the Milky Way, Block and The Unguarded Moment

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8 March 2013

Program for ‘Canberra Rocks’ – Monday 11th March 2013

Regatta Point Stage, Lake Burley Griffin
Commonwealth Park, Parkes ACT

Subject to slight variations in time for any potential delays.

12.00pm    Royal Canberra Military Brass Band
1.00pm      George Ellis – Children’s Entertainment 1
2.00pm      George Ellis and Steve Kilbey
3.00pm      George Ellis – Children’s Entertainment 2
4.15pm       Machine Translations
4.40pm      Paul McDermott
4.55pm       Gadflys
5.25pm       Paul McDermott
5.45pm       78 Saab
6.15pm       Paul McDermott
6.30pm      Falling Joys
7.00pm      Paul McDermott
7.15pm       the church
7.55pm       Paul McDermott
8.00pm       Thom Buchanan Live Art Piece
9.00pm       Hancock Basement
9.30pm       Stateovmind
9.45pm       Fun Machine
10.15pm     Stateovmind
10.30pm    Super Best Friends

Free entry.


23 February 2013

Rockin’ the capital – March 11 2013

the church will headline a concert in Canberra next month, the 11th of March, as part of the capital’s 100th birthday celebrations. This is a free open air event around Lake Burley Griffin on the Regatta Point stage. The concert will commence around 4pm on the Regatta Point stage and continue into the night. This stage will pay tribute to a perhaps unexpected aspect of our nation’s capital: a rich history of original contemporary music. A display of rock history and memorabilia will show that Canberra is home to far more than politics. The program of entertainment will include the church and reformed Canberra bands such as The Gadflys, The Falling Joys, 78 Saab and Machine Translations.



the church

The George Ellis Centennial Ensemble


“In the early afternoon, the audience is invited to participate with a group of professional orchestral musicians on stage by teaching them a simple tune from the Under The Milky Way chorus by the church. Everyone can join in with voice or play their own instruments brought to the concert. Then perform the song in entirety with Steve Kilbey singing – the audience, on cue, play the pre-learned melody at the appropriate place in the choruses”

13 December 2012

NZ here we come – the church, Devo and Simple Minds

Last night was the last gig on the Simple Minds, Devo and the church tour in Australia. This Saturday the 15th of December we touch down in the land of the long white cloud. See you kiwis at the Villa Maria Estate in Auckland NZ for our final performance on this tour.


pic by Sioux Cee

Bimbadgen – Simple Minds, Devo, the church, Models

Photos on the AU Review site  here 

29 November 2012

the church live concert – Starfish now streaming online!

All of the three classic albums that were performed live at the Enmore Theatre last year as part of the Future Past Perfect Tour are now online for viewing, including Starfish. Go to http://blog.moshcam.com/concert-video/gig-of-the-week-the-church/ – Moshcam’s Gig Of The Week to watch Untitled #23, Priest=Aura and Starfish performed in full.

Tomorrow night, Friday November 30, we perform  the first of the Simple Minds/Devo shows at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne. This show has sold out but tickets are still available for the A Day On The Green show with Simple Minds, Devo and the Models at Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC on Saturday!

Dead Cool gave us a big thumbs up! Check it out –  http://www.deadcoolshop.com/music+cinema/live-show-picks/the-church-on-moshcam/

27 November 2012

Priest=Aura performed live in concert – streaming online now!


The second album  performed on our Future Past Perfect show at the Enmore Theatre show is now streaming online. Click on the link to watch the whole PRIEST=AURA album performed in full last December 17 2011.

The third set STARFISH will be online this Thursday 29th November. Don’t miss it. We will have the whole 3 album concert available to buy from us on DVD in about 6 months time so stay tuned for further news.

23 November 2012

Moshcam’s Gig Of The Week – the church live in concert


Here we go! the church and Moshcam are very pleased to announce the full live concert of Untitled #23 at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney last year from the Future Past Perfect 3 album tour. The other two album’s sets of Starfish and Priest=Aura will follow soon.

Today, we premiere the first of our three sets – the church performing their hypnotic masterpiece ‘Untitled #23?. The latest step in the band’s expansive journey, the record scored five stars in Rolling Stone Australia, who called it “a stunningly ambitious album of shimmering rock”. So sit back, grab a drink (or two) and soak up the majesty that is the church.

Then stay tuned as we premiere the ‘Priest=Aura’ set on Tuesday 27th November and ‘Starfish’ on Thursday 29th November.”

The whole concert – all three albums performed – will be available on DVD in six month’s time from us via churchmerch!
Stay tuned for more details and pre-order information.
Christmas will return mid-year for church fans!

Please share the links – most importantly, enjoy the show!

Don’t forget your tickets to see the church live in Melbourne and Sydney for the Art rock’n’roll shows!

Website link : http://www.moshcam.com/the-church/enmore-theatre-1102.aspx

Youtube Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnjutgXCnJc

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19 November 2012

Get your tickets for the Art Rock’n’Roll shows coming up soon! Melbourne 28th Nov and Sydney 6th Dec

10 November 2012

the church Facebook Event Invites for our summer touring dates

Join our Facebook Event Invites for the Art rock’n’roll shows in Melbourne 28th Nov and Sydney 6th Dec as well as the Event Invite for the Simple Minds/Devo/Models shows :

https://www.facebook.com/events/362132867211598/ – Art rock’n’roll shows

http://www.facebook.com/events/398777613491963/ – Simple Minds/Devo/the church/Models shows



19 October 2012

Rain Party/The Moderns and Regular John join the church for the art rock’n’roll shows!

We are proud to introduce these special guest artists joining us for the upcoming art rock’n’roll shows in Melbourne and Sydney


On a journey driven by a desire to make music, sisters Neige and O Koppes left Sydney and travelled to New York, London and Los Angeles before finally landing back in Melbourne’s deep and thriving music scene in late 2010. It was here in the laneway capital that they met guitarist Aaron Ronaldson and RAIN PARTY was formed.

Fronted by the sweet-and-demonised vocals of Neige Koppes, the three blossomed quickly through jams, dragging all manner of sounds from their shared love of sparkling psychedelia and forbidden deeds. The intertwined measure of warbling notes and driving lead guitars from O and Aaron were quickly blended by Neige’s warm bass lines, casting a fresh new swaggering mould. Eventually the talented trio stumbled upon Andrew Congues, giving new life to RAIN PARTY from behind the kit. With his water tight rhythms and crashes, an added menacing hook grew out of their trademark sound; which rings in somewhere close to the glorious mess of bands such as The Kills and the Brian Jonestown Massacre.. and even the wails of PJ Harvey.

Following the recent release of RAIN PARTY’s debut EP (self-titled) and music video ‘Caught In A Daze’, the band are pleased to announce the release of their Double A-side single “Watch Me Run/Trouble” produced by Tim O’Halloran and David Williamson and mastered by William Bowden, due out early November.

Watch the new official video ‘Caught In A Daze’ here, officially released to television this week.


Psychedelic New = Psychedelic Old —————–?

Samuel Rees and Andre’ and Levi Franco are THE MODERNS bringing original rock and roll music from the heart to the world….straight from the Gold Coast Australia.

Sons of Preacher men with fire in their bellies, the three boys predominantly draw on influences from the sixties and seventies and pull it together and make it their own…
Drawing on a time when music was brilliant, – Influences abound with everything from Yes and Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry, Velvet Underground and Jeff Beck Group can be found in the boy’s unique rock psychedelic sound.

The Moderns live to write and play music – live the boys have shared the stage with Philadelphia Grand Jury, Last Dinosaurs, Tame Impala, I Heart Hiroshima, Van She and The Galvatrons.

The boys have played Big Day Out, toured a couple of laps of Australia and released their first full album DESCARTES last year to critical acclaim .
Now straight from the studio the boys will be pumping their new tunes live in preparation for the release of their new single “(slowly) Breakin My Heart” in early November through MGM and iTunes.


REGULAR JOHN’s debut The Peaceful Atom is a Bomb landed them a triple j feature album, Big Day Out appearances, ARIA nominations and the declaration of Best Rock Act at the 2009 Rolling Stone awards. Oblivious to what that all meant, they disappeared for three years. On a journey, you might say. Strange Flowers is the reason.

Ten tracks, one album, Strange Flowers is the fruit of a decision by REGULAR JOHN to make a record that one could play start to finish and feel as if they had taken a journey. Multiple listens will reveal many secrets but where you go is up to you.

Choosing to record again with long time collaborator Tim Powles (the church), Strange Flowers stretches sonically and emotionally into dimensions only hinted on their debut, with Powles production bringing layered headphone bliss while retaining the power of the band’s live sound.

First single Slume is an open heartbreak bandaged in fuzz, Syd Barrett slides and Zepped out time signature changes and has already been added to Triple J’s playlist.
The album takes you through epic multi movements like ‘Sky Burial‘ and the Philip K Dick inspired ‘Time Machine‘ to the fragile and melodic reverberations of ‘San Isidore’ and ‘Devil’s Face‘.
Thick with a guitar sound not heard since the walls of Siamese Dream, the doom pop of ‘Crystal Ball‘ and the deceptively joyous pummel of ‘Strange Flower’ will have you humming their melodies for days.
With Strange Flowers the band has clearly moved away from their humble stoner and garage punk origins and have stepped up to fill the vacant spaces in Australian music.

A natural evolution, brought on by seemingly harsh circumstances, singer guitarist Ryan Adamson mastered the subtleties of analogue synthesizers and obscure electronics while awaiting surgery for a spinal condition that left him medicated and unable to pick up a guitar for several months.
Original guitarist Brock Tengstrom departed in 2010 but rather than setting the band back, it allowed room to breathe, experiment and expand with the welcome addition of guitarist Miles Devine to the fold.

If you are tired of dinosaurs of rock still ruling the local landscape, REGULAR JOHN have the answer. Strange Flowers has a heaviness, intensity and attention to detail that has been missing from Australian music for a long time. Bold and unafraid, they tap elements of 90s shoegaze, 80s post punk and 70s prog rock while keeping their feet firmly planted in the now. Strange Flowers defies genre and era. It is psychedelic. But it’s not retro. It’s ambitious but it’s not prog. It is dark and heavy but it’s not metal. It swings to all sides of emotional and sonic spectrums, giving nods and winks to those that appreciate music in it’s many forms and manifestations.

Listen to Slume http://soundcloud.com/reckoningentertainment/03-slume and get the free download
Watch it on YouTube http://soundcloud.com/reckoningentertainment/03-slume