Tag: Steve Kilbey

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.

The Church’s Steve Kilbey playing ‘weird’ places across western U.S. with Amanda Kramer

The Church’s Steve Kilbey playing ‘weird’ places across western U.S. with Amanda Kramer

The Church’s Steve Kilbey is embarking on a month-long tour of the western U.S. this week with pianist Amanda Kramer, performing at offbeat venues (“I’m coming to some strange, weird, small place near you,” he says) and promising a wide swath of material from across his career. See full dates here.

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.

Watch: Teaser for new doc ‘Something Quite Peculiar: The Life & Times of Steve Kilbey’

Watch: Teaser for new doc ‘Something Quite Peculiar: The Life & Times of Steve Kilbey’

Director Mike Brook’s “warts and all” documentary on Steve Kilbey of The Church — based on the frontman’s memoir, and titled “Something Quite Peculiar: The Life & Times of Steve Kilbey” — will premiere next month at the Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia. Watch it here.

Listen: The Church releases new song ‘Another Century’ off still-untitled next album

Listen: The Church releases new song ‘Another Century’ off still-untitled next album

The Church, at work on a follow-up to 2014’s Further/Deeper, have released a new song called “Another Century” ahead of the band’s return to the U.S. later this month for a short run of concerts in the eastern half of the country, including a slot at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Listen to the full track here.

Watch: The surviving Go-Betweens look back in trailer for new documentary ‘Right Here’

Watch: The surviving Go-Betweens look back in trailer for new documentary ‘Right Here’

Director Kriv Stenders’ new documentary on the beloved, if criminally underappreciated, Australian indie-rock act The Go-Betweens will premiere next month at the Sydney Film Festival in the band’s home country, and a new trailer offers fans an early look at the film. See the film’s trailer here.