Tag: Peter Koppes

Peter Koppes leaves The Church ‘to explore his own musical path’ as band preps new album

Peter Koppes leaves The Church ‘to explore his own musical path’ as band preps new album

Founding guitarist Peter Koppes has left Australian alt-rock legends The Church for the second time “to explore his own musical path,” bandleader Steve Kilbey announced on Facebook today, while also revealing the group is at work on a new studio album. Full details right here.

Watch: The Church dusts off songs new and old for 25-minute KEXP live set and interview

Watch: The Church dusts off songs new and old for 25-minute KEXP live set and interview

Back in September, The Church stopped by the studios of Seattle’s KEXP radio ahead of its show that night at the Neptune Theater to perform a 25-minute set and interview. The radio station has just posted that footage online, and, as you can see here, the band performs two songs off its new album Man Woman Life Death Infinity.

Listen: The Church, ‘Undersea’ — second single off ‘Man Woman Life Death Infinity’

Listen: The Church, ‘Undersea’ — second single off ‘Man Woman Life Death Infinity’

With their North American tour now underway, The Church have released the second single off Man Woman Life Death Infinity — the band’s 26th studio album, which is due to be released on Oct. 6. You can stream the new song, titled “Undersea,” in its entirety right here.

The Church moves on without Marty Willson-Piper: ‘This step was not taken lightly’

The Church moves on without Marty Willson-Piper: ‘This step was not taken lightly’

The Church has begun work on its 21st album, but the band is proceeding without founding guitarist Marty Willson-Piper, frontman Steve Kilbey announced this week in a statement that first suggests Willson-Piper simply can’t make the sessions for the new record, then implies he’s out of the band for good.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal puts The Church under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal puts The Church under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit this “120 X-Ray” segment from 1988, which finds Kevin Seal once again the victim of cheesy visual effects as he digs into the story of The Church circa Starfish, with interviews from Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper.

The Church issues new ‘Untitled #23’ album, plots summer tour of U.S.

The Church issues new ‘Untitled #23’ album, plots summer tour of U.S.

One of Australia’s greatest and most overlooked musical exports, The Church, this week unveiled the dates of its “So Love May Find Us” tour of […]