While neither side has officially announced anything, it appears that Steve Kilbey of The Church and The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli may have begun work in Australia on the new musical project that Kilbey first hinted at last July after he jumped on stage with the reunited Whigs in Sydney to help perform “One Day.”
The newly reunited Afghan Whigs this week are in the midst of playing their first-ever concerts in Australia, and, on Thursday night at a club date in Sydney, Greg Dulli and Co. paid tribute to a key early influence by bringing Steve Kilbey up on stage to help perform ‘One Day’ off The Church’s 1983 album ‘Seance.’
This week’s new releases include INXS’s disc of re-recorded hits with all-star vocalists (‘Original Sin’), two reissues from The Church (‘Seance,’ ‘Heyday’), a new studio album from ex-Dream Syndicate frontman Steve Wynn (‘Northern Aggression’), a New Model Army box set (‘Anthology’) and the domestic reissue of The Teardrop Explodes’ ‘Kilimanjaro.’
As we reported last week, The Church is embarking on a major reissue campaign to mark its 30th anniversary, and today Second Motion Records announced the first phase: a new 2CD singles anthology called ‘Deep in the Shallows,’ plus expanded reissues of the Australian rockers’ first four albums.
To mark its 30th anniversary, Australian rock act The Church this fall will embark on a major reissue campaign, releasing digitally remastered editions of its first eight studio albums — 1981’s ‘Of Skins and Heart’ through 1994’s ‘Sometime Anywhere’ — along with four early EPs and a new 2CD singles compilation.