posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:24 pm
further killer further

further killer further

further deeper into your heart there is always music

music music music music

still dont even understand it or how to explain it

fucking music man

imagine someone reaching for every good bit you never heard

i who have scoured all our dreams and nightmares

to reveal this as it is

unreality as it is

this is my mission statement programmed in by god of my undertaking

karma yoga baby

i harness myself to this universe through these musical works

i present this lovely sea for you to swim in packed with life

the lowlife scum who haunt these new songs

the martyred ambiguous saints of the body electric

with one thousand slightly distorted guitars i bring your dreams back to you

further and deeper we must go down into meaningless depths

where it all began

in subconscious continents glamoured in ecstasy with bell son

we firsthand picked the finest guitars drowned in deeper honey

then we pounded and pummelled with the biggest drum dumbly drowning

my chest resounds with bass felt for than heard

sliding down as low as you can go

holding your breath until you emerge into the lightning white

i gotta go in another direction

i gotta god his name is perfection

i gotta girl she is my reflection

i gotta world of total connection

in substance in deed in knowledge in righteousness

44 years after

all of this now dreampt up for you by the lovely band the very nice musicians

this grand slam in spades and yet still overtricks

this flim flam this flip flop this sleight of sheet music blanketed in sound

one hundred mega bites in every weigh

amplified slur fried and fingering the fenders delicate neck

i am reminded of the tree lined streets of miami

she was better than both of us

i shoulda stayed my hand

i shoulda stayed in miami

with the seagulls and sand

but the devil is doubt

and i’m out your street

walking about

talking so sweet

i bringing your brief reminders 

i singing your softest song

i thinking its all a dream

and i’ll wake up and be gone

be gone

thats all

one day closer

to what will be

their music ever




140 Responses to “F/D a users guy de more music”

  1. avatar
    Ingrid | 17 September 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    Music so amazingly powerful and yet unexplainable. It extends creativity and so too it is known that children’s learning is enhanced when they are musical or playing an instrument, so many benefits it has. Mysterious and enjoyable it would be so hard to live without. I can’t wait to hear Further Deeper. xxx

  2. avatar
    . | 17 September 2014 at 11:15 pm #

    listen to pride before a fall with headphones
    with a good set, too, mind you…
    close your eyes and imagine another world
    and there you shall surely go…

  3. avatar
    Steven Krut | 17 September 2014 at 11:42 pm #

    You’re obviously very proud of F/D. From what I’ve heard so far you should be. Always very rewarding being a fan of you and the church.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2014 at 1:03 am #

    music is a long story, but the ending is pretty.

  5. Kraig
    Kraig | 18 September 2014 at 3:24 am #

    Ahoy Captain Kilbey! Yo-ho-ho! Forked over me hard earned coin fur The new Choich album! Ready to get me swagger on and I’m a waitin’ to wet me whistle round’ them golden tunes! In normal speak..ordered the new vinyl, can’t wait to hear it all in its entirety! Love it seems you guys always release your stuff in the Fall over here in USA. Best time of year for new Church stuff! Can’t say I like the new store though, slow-got bugs, need USA supplier too, but Heather is a Champ! Glad to support The Church again!

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2014 at 7:41 am #

    lightning white is the one for me alright… am too excited for words to describe!!! magic tingling in the air
    thank you all from the depths of my soul xxx

  7. etta
    etta | 18 September 2014 at 8:02 am #

    During a listen to Pride Before, i realised what it is about the sound that stirred a certain something from long ago. This isnt a criticism. And recalling our conversation at a Bondi caff when you said ‘It’s like the Beatles’ and transported me immediately to a Strawberry field… yes something about the sound sounds like a million live fans screaming in the background. Rightly so. Xo

  8. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 18 September 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Unable to objectively fathom any band that is more musically and consistently brilliant than the Church. Not U2, Queen,Coldplay, Cure, Smiths, Stones, REM, Kinks, Yes, Talk Talk or any of the new musical garbage that has irreprably destroyed what’s left of rock and/or proggressive rock.

  9. avatar
    Ken | 18 September 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Steve, you summed it up. Music man. It’s my one vice I will not let go. It is my ethos, my personal ether. Always a mainstay in my ether.

    Can’t describe what it does to me, but it evokes curiosity, calm and happy all at once.

    Cannot wait for the album to be released, by the way.

  10. avatar
    Chris | 18 September 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Gerard Manley Hopped Ins eat ya heart out ya Jesuit rocker….classic sk……art for art’s sake….money for God’s sake

  11. avatar
    thirdofnever | 18 September 2014 at 10:33 am #

    Will the new Church album be distributed in the U.S.? If I have to sell one of my children to pay for the fucking shipping from Australia I guess I will, but please bark, burp or in some way let us know if ATO or Redeye will be carrying it in the States.

  12. avatar
    Kerrie | 18 September 2014 at 10:35 am #

    Steve, for a spirit kept in a cage with a demon at the latch, even when the latch is left open it forgets it can fly. The overriding emotion is heartfelt gratitude. Your music for me channels a healing energy, strength and liberation. It is the joy of the potent, the pure, the vast…I don’t adhere to the description of space rock sometimes used – if they mean the space that is cold, empty, lifeless, quiet like death. No its more the space of the astral plane, the ocean, the dwelling place of our eternal spirit – full of life and love and possibilities.

  13. avatar
    Cath | 18 September 2014 at 11:12 am #

    Confucius say “Amplified and slur fried” cause he drink too much ale lol! Just a slant on another tale, a tale of jolly frivolities…….words like honey ,tones make money, sounds shed skins and life begins!

    Further deeper Nada Yoga

  14. avatar
    Gala more the Wizard | 18 September 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    A big call…..
    I hope it lives up to the hype!

  15. avatar
    Gavin | 18 September 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Steve!! The first track off F/D is gorgeous. Your falsettos are magnificent. Playing the whole album on the tour?! What balls to do that! 25 albums in and at 60 years old you are the anti-dinosaur! Hoping you are planning to bring the tour to the U.S.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 18 September 2014 at 5:01 pm #

      thank you . we will be in US next year we hope!

      • avatar
        davem | 19 September 2014 at 12:48 am #

        Hmmm. If no Europe then I might scrape together the pennies for a couple of east coast dates!!

  16. avatar
    Craig | 18 September 2014 at 6:06 pm #

    You said it sk. Music is everything. The music of the spheres. That which is created by the spin of all or the angular momentum if you will. Contrary to what some will say, space is not empty. It’s completely full. And those sparks from the friction is everything singing. Coming into form, congealing into matter.

    All is one brother.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 September 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    The ‘god of yr undertaking’ is perhaps different to the God who I follow-who gave me blissful sleep with such soft comforting bed linen and pillows (though they were my own that i always sleep on)as if sleeping on the clouds. Y? Because I needed it. Just as the 5hr return trip for one hour walk on the beach seems crazy. But again He said I needed it. & I did.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2014 at 12:31 am #

    Hi Steve,Love yr work,new single is lovely ,can’t wait for “further deeper”Just want to put out there to you & everyone.Give “oil pulling” a try (all over youtube)I’ve been doing it for 2 wks & the benefits are amazing.Mouth & body feel clean & relaxed,arthritis cured,joint pain gone etc etc.I’m hoping it clears up my tinnitis.I’m much calmer & happier too(I was used to being a “miserable old basket”)It’s bloody miraculous 🙂

  19. avatar
    weedkook | 19 September 2014 at 12:42 am #

    Hello Steve ,Love yr work ,new single is lovely,can’t wait for “further deeper”.Just want to put out there,to you & everyone.Give “oil pulling” a try(all over youtube)Iv’e been doing it for 2 wks now & the benefits are amazing.Mouth feels clean,teeth whiter,arthritis(what arthritis!),breathe easier,headaches gone,muscles relaxed.It’s truly miraculous/cheap & ancient.I used to be a “miserable old basket” ,now I’m happy & optimistic,all because of swishing oil in my mouth & spitting it out.Everyone should try it.Bye Y’all…

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 19 September 2014 at 8:26 am #

      i’ll check it out

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 19 September 2014 at 7:16 pm #

      Does it help tinnitus?

      • avatar
        weedkook | 19 September 2014 at 10:57 pm #

        I have tinnitus & so far can’t tell if it’s eased it ,or not (I’m hoping it does)I can tell you it fixes up just about everything else in yr body (& mind) It’s even made my beard softer ! I don’t know why it’s not more known .

  20. avatar
    redpotty | 19 September 2014 at 6:35 am #

    Is there a direct download link to the new Church song? I don’t have flash, but I can dl vids from youtube. Soundcloud must have changed something, it’s Flash/Java or nothing. Thanks

  21. avatar
    Steven Krut | 19 September 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    I didn’t realize how much grief you were getting from Marty’s absence until I read the comments on Rolling Stone. There’s probably going to be the same negative jerks at gigs as well shouting out something related to Marty. Reminds me of the backlash when Dylan went electric – the Church changed guitarist! OMG! Anyway, I thought some of the responses you wrote on RS were pretty cool. And from everything I’ve observed, you’re gathering strength, not wearing away.

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    Steve, you’re a bloke with way more experience of the creative process than most. Did you ever write something and think ‘fuck, why didn’t I write that years ago’? I’m basically a lumpen dullard without even the vaguest familiarity with creativity, so I dunno how it works. Why do you think particular songs come at a particular points and not, say, 4 or 10 years earlier?

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 September 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    I don’t think there’ll be shouts for Marty – it’s not as if he was fired.
    Marty’s not in the church simply because he doesn’t want to be.
    Sure, I wish MWP still wanted to be in the band.
    But he quite clearly doesn’t.
    His choice.
    So what should the rest of em do – Jazz Odyssey?!
    Andy once said to Steve that ‘you’re not the church’.
    In the sense that it can’t be the church without SK, I disagree with Andy. If Marty don’t want it, SK’s right to find someone else.
    It’s Steve’s fucking band, after all, as he put it.

    • avatar
      andy | 20 September 2014 at 5:49 pm #

      gee, everything you ever say comes back at you as a misquote!
      what a load of cobblers….
      no steve….no church.
      nonny….have you ever made one constructive comment about anyone or anything?
      what’s your raison d’etre man?

  24. avatar
    Craig O'B. | 20 September 2014 at 6:55 am #

    Steve, not F/D related (but very bloody excited about it), can you tell us anything about the Blood Of A Poet show you guys are doing in Melbourne on 21/11?

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 20 September 2014 at 5:13 pm #

      yes craig
      whilst acmi screen blood of a poet
      the church will play some music
      we are composing especially for the film
      it is an extremely exciting project!

  25. avatar
    redpotty | 20 September 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I’m not trolling, love you SK, but this pic and title made me lol.Would make a decent meme
    “I feel like I should justfucking leave”

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 September 2014 at 1:25 am #

    Was Under the Milky Way before heroin. God you guys were amazing. It’s never the same though . Once you have found such fame as a group you can’t recapture the magic solo. So many try, and fail.
    Beatles, stones, velvet underground, the church, oasis. It’s such a mighty shame. Your talent alone shines but the way your light bounced and expanded off your band made you blinding. You can’t recreate that, no matter how talented, on you own.

  27. avatar
    billbixby | 21 September 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    Anonymous, you are a self-absorbed douchebag. Each album is a piece of artwork, a snapshot in time. You dig it, or you don’t dig it. Its interesting that you equate fame to artistic magic. Its a matter of perception. Under the milky way takes YOU back to a certain emotion. That’s great put it on a loop if you like. But there is magic happening in spades, you just don’t notice. Have you listened to Painkiller? Its a great piece of art. True its not under the milky way but who fucking cares? Its better and its not better. It stands alone. Artists don’t owe you shit and have no obligation to live up to your preconceived notions. If you dig it, then dig it. If you don’t, then don’t. Light shining off and bouncing etc, jesus Christ. I’m reminded of the John Lennon quote about the beatles breakup, “whats all the fuss, we’re just a fucking band”.

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 September 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Hi sk,

    It’s all very exciting about the new Church cd, seems people that have heard some songs are raving about it. I know without a doubt it will be another masterpiece fer sure. Hope it gets the folk in radio land playing it on high rotation for once and interviewing you about the song choices so
    that everyone (past and present Church fans) will get to listen to it, but
    most importantly buy it.

    I am glad you received my donation, was disappointed I couldn’t pay on your birthday but unless I am totally crazy I can not find the link to pay on the home page like it used to be. I owe a huge thanks to Di as I asked her
    if she could see it and she couldn’t either but said she found a way to pay u by using her Paypal account. Thanks to her I tried that too and it went through. I feel really bad for her as she didn’t get any confirmation from u that u received her payment as I did, I tried to reassure her that u wouldn’t intentionally ignore her as we are both fans of yours and have been for a very long time. Hoping that you did receive her payment as I couldn’t have paid without her suggestion.

    Long may the Church continue to make music and continue to tour. The band brings so much joy to peoples lives and we thank you all so very very much
    for the pleasure you bring to our lives.

    Take care.

    Peace & love

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 September 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    What a classic. Billbixby gets angry

    • avatar
      Chris | 22 September 2014 at 10:27 am #

      He’s not angry…he’s calmly stating what we all think dude.

  30. avatar
    hellbound heart | 22 September 2014 at 9:03 am #

    in a world where things can be rather shit house, sometimes music is all there is….
    thanks steve

  31. avatar
    redpotty | 22 September 2014 at 11:19 am #

    what in the world

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 September 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    audience is multi-syllabled, fan is not. big difference which is which. I am certain that is what John Lennon was thinking about when he made his comment. Kind of sad. As for…

    Painkiller = The Church and actually explains why there was The Church better/easier than any other album done by the members together or anything else singularly apart.

    Lou Reed way surpassed Velvet Underground as he changed into a man.

    Bondy was never able to be as good within Verbana as he’s been freed to become on his own.

    Bryan Ferry or Roxy Music? Kind of like Steve Kilbey or The Church – just depends on the moment and the mood… but it’s all good to listen to.

  33. avatar
    Moo | 23 September 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    Just spent the day listening to Kilbey-Kennedy as I stared out across Hong Kong harbour. The day went by really quickly. That video for Brother Moon Sister Sun brought a tear to my eye. The space suit and space food sticks storyline is so simple and sweet, and the shots of the kangaroos on the school oval are just gorgeous, as is the spaceman standing on the rocks as the sound of the sea washes you away at the end.
    Damn nice sound production too.
    Now, Senator Kilbey, these are nervous times in the political wilderness, and no time for mis-aligned bias or procrastinated fence-sitting. So, I have done up some poster/press and TV ad drafts for you to consider for the K4PM campaign. Does your site have a VPN server I can upload to? If not, I can post them elsewhere, but we run the risk of exposing the message in the public domain prematurely. And that can be fraught with danger. Political revenge is a dish best served stone-cold.
    Failing that, I can present them to you somewhere in Sydney, sometime in December.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 24 September 2014 at 7:24 am #

      can we do drop box or yousendit?

      • avatar
        Moo | 24 September 2014 at 10:44 pm #

        Dropbox is still dodgy. Yousendit isn’t Yousendit anymore… its now something called Hightail and they fill my inbox, daily with spam. Bugger them. How about Wetransfer? If I send the files to your blog #comments, hopefully it will be sent for consideration, and you or your web overlord will have the sense not to post it.
        Wetransfer? Yes? It has served me well on mainland China, and I’m back to Beijing on Monday.
        I’d like to have my art director, lovely lass, make the stuff a bit more presentable for you. It’s Chinese Golden Week holidays next week, so I can do all this from my home in the Middle Kingdom, rather than suffering the corporate firewall of the ad agency I am currently using here in HK.
        Hopefully mate I shall make it worth the wait : P
        BTW – Kilbey / Kennedy is a bit of a discovery for me here (thanks to HK not having to use the constantly disconnecting vpn we need on the mainland) – and has made my, at times arduous stay, so much more of a pleasure. Can’t stop listening and watching Clint Lewis’ gorgeous and stylish videos. You boys really cook.
        And Martin Kennedy seems like a real gentleman. Rare thing these days.
        adios amigos
        Moo x

    • avatar
      5eyedterrorismStrikeForce | 24 September 2014 at 2:32 pm #

      This isn’t the first time I’ve heard “Do not use Dropbox”

      Be certain to encrypt everything locally. Do not trust the service provider.

  34. avatar
    etta | 24 September 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Could it be hemp, coconut, lavender, rosemary, sage or peppermint? Nay palm?!

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 25 September 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    ‘Destruction will occur!’
    Fuck, yeah.

  36. avatar
    Heatherdaydream | 26 September 2014 at 1:45 am #

    Kilbey and Cocteau – how delicious.

    Oh and Music , yes music

  37. avatar
    Murky space dirges rule! | 26 September 2014 at 4:16 am #

    Great 1975 Hawkwind gig at Leicester up on youtube.
    95 minutes, lots of Mountain Grill and Warrior songs.
    Clearer than Space Ritual!

  38. avatar
    James Crapper | 26 September 2014 at 7:55 am #

    I’ve spoken to others who use Tor bridges to sneak past the GFW.

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 September 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    This year I have seen gigs by Killing Joke, Jane’s Addiction, Tony Visconti and Courtney Love. Next is Ian Hunter and then Sparks. Larger than life legends, all. Not many left.

  40. avatar
    verdelay | 27 September 2014 at 7:29 am #

    Dear Mr. Kilbey

    I’ve just listened to Pride Before A Fall. There’s something weirdly fractal about The Church, isn’t there? It’s particularly noticeable now after 143 years of the band releasing music. The new song is unmistakably, irresistibly, The Church, but there’s no sense of retread or rehash to my ear at all; it sounds fresh and enchanting and strange and I want to listen to it again (immediately. But I will resist and let Kundalini rise). The more music you make, the more distinct and coherent the shape, and, still, unanticipated dimensions become apparent with every new release; the more familiar it all seems in its absolute strangeness. Further/deeper indeed.

    Remarkable. Well done.


    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 27 September 2014 at 8:00 am #

      thank you verdelay
      i needed to read this first thing this morning
      i feel washed up and hopeless a lot
      but comment has restored a tiny bit of faith in what im doing
      i believe f/d is brilliant
      but it might just be too late to be able to save the whole damn thing
      thank you

      • avatar
        Music To Me Ears | 27 September 2014 at 4:19 pm #

        Steve what you talkin’ about Willus!? The new song is very beautiful reminding me of Box of Birds Expanded Edition and reminiscing of some some lost 60’s rendition and outtake from priest=aura mixed from leftover Starfish slash Uninvited Like The Clouds…so damn this is so fucking cool dude! Don’t look down, look up, fuck yeah! This is some kick ass shit! I didn’t want to listen to the song, wanted to wait till it comes out, but I had to listen to uplift your spirit…because, man, it’s just in the name of music and so eclectic and different than anything out there right now, so, just, right spot on!

      • avatar
        Music To Me Ears | 27 September 2014 at 4:24 pm #

        …cannot wait to hear the whole damn fucking thing! Wee Doggie!

      • avatar
        davem | 27 September 2014 at 4:27 pm #

        Shit. What’s happened?

        • avatar
          thetimebeing | 28 September 2014 at 8:54 am #

          nothing in particular . its just bloody hard sometimes and i get despondent

          • avatar
            Anonymous | 29 September 2014 at 7:53 pm #

            But when I get like that, you tell me it means nothing compared to dads with disabled kids.

          • avatar
            Anonymous | 30 September 2014 at 1:03 am #

            (it’s a pretty song to listen to when feeling certain ways):


      • avatar
        verdelay | 29 September 2014 at 5:35 am #

        Elation: this will pass. Despair: this too will pass. All things must pass away.

        Rock on Killer.


        • avatar
          Anonymous | 29 September 2014 at 7:55 pm #

          Despair does not pass.
          It is lifelong.
          Always there.

    • avatar
      revgreene | 27 September 2014 at 5:40 pm #

      Well said V – as per the last 10 or so Church releases, many again experience that comfortingly familiar yet somewhat unsettling morsel that is the taster track before the chance to digest the main course at leisure. With hindsight the best loved albums are usually an uncontrived leap forward and often an evolving process for the listener as well

  41. avatar
    Chris | 27 September 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    We need to support our artists people…they are the voices to our souls. They focus on art and beauty while many of us focus on the dollars and the market. Without them life becomes arid and desolate….hungry and vicious. Long live sk!

  42. avatar
    hermann the german | 27 September 2014 at 5:34 pm #

    Don’t throw in the towel now, Killer. If “Pride before a fall” is anything to go by, this plastic world needs yer music more than ever! What a shame that the very industry, that is supposed to support the artists and make life easier for them, fucks up with such wearying regularity. The wankers (insert the name of boy band or bubblegum pop princess here) win and bathe in riches and unjustified fame; the true musicians making honest and thoughtful music that’s simply sublime get “overlooked” in the rush for superficiality and nonsense.
    ps was always a big fan of Marty’s playing, but Peter really glows on this track, an intricately woven guitar river over which your vocals soar with grace and understanding. It’s sometimes hard for you to see what yer doing when viewed from the inside outwards, but for us on the outside looking in, what you do is fucking brilliant!

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 28 September 2014 at 8:53 am #

      thank you

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 29 September 2014 at 7:58 pm #

      The ‘industry’ is not supposed to ‘support the artist’, though.
      It exists only to grind profit out of the artist.
      Hence the infamous $100 annual royalty fees…

  43. etta
    etta | 28 September 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    ‘Pease! Dont sink
    in a pond of
    despond dense!
    Float to the top
    like popping rockers
    (Or rocking poppers?)
    You, Tim,
    The new guy and Koppes!

  44. avatar
    andy | 28 September 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    just blew all my dosh on a new 24 track recording deck!
    c’mon steve….I know it’s uphill all the way, but because you’ve got the guts determination and vision to keep pushing onward you make a lot of people very happy.
    a couple of years ago I said on here something like ‘it’s so tough to get things done and nobody buys or listens to our stuff anyway so I might as well give-up’.
    you told me, never give-up it’s what you are here for it’s what makes you who you are.
    and that’s why yet again I’m stoney-broke…thanks to you and music.

    I know just who you are steve kilbey…and that’s why I love ya man.
    wait ’till those reviews start comin’ in, that’ll cure your despondency.
    further/deeper/upward /onward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 29 September 2014 at 8:17 am #

      thanks andy
      what kind of desk did you get?

      • avatar
        andy | 29 September 2014 at 9:21 am #

        zoom r24 steve,
        very powerful,
        very portable, but,
        VERY complex.
        it’s doing my head in………
        but, in a very good way.
        you’ll hear the results sooner than most.
        hey….thanks for the interest killer!

    • avatar
      veleska1970 | 4 October 2014 at 9:19 am #

      **hugs**, Andy. I’m that way with my photography. I don’t work for NatGeo and I don’t have throngs of fans on my instagram account but I do it because I love it.

  45. avatar
    Gordon from Scotland | 28 September 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    Hi Steve,
    I hope all is well with you.
    A couple of month’s worth of random thoughts. I downloaded both Mercator & The Hoffmen show. Fantastic, played the first a lot more than I thought I would. It really shows how fantastic a drummer TP is.
    I hope that with your recent solo performances and upcoming Church shows that you can find a way of recording them and getting them available for purchase. Surely a couple of nights at the same venue with 30-40 songs played and available for download would be an ideal chance to get the finances sorted for the longer term. Sorry, but that is my accountants day job talking.
    Your interview with Robyn H was quite illuminating, you both seem on the same wavelength, so surely a collaboration is a possibility. I must admit I do enjoy you talking about the Duran Duran tour, both in Robyn’s talking heads piece and your recent group interview. I believe that when you came off the tour you played your only shows in Scotland, at some very odd places. A couple of years before I became aware of the band, maybe you discuss the tour fallout in the book.
    As far as Ian H, there seems a lot going on back and forward about him. Again via youtube I have watched a fairly lengthy interview with him. He seems a down to earth and reasoning guy. In fact I would say it is a bit of a coup to get him. Don’t apologise, build him up! Certainly, if the new song is a taster of how things are shaping up then all is rosy. The easy to find melodies are back!
    I see you have the merchandise sorted out, I just ordered a tonne of stuff, so hopefully this band will being making another record soon without having to scout around for finance.
    Finally, so looking forward to F/D, but you seem to be everywhere on youtube talking/singing/interviewing, new Church album, new book,you are so obviously in a good place at the moment why not just get in and make another album with the band. Easier said I know, maybe because just listening to the new song really hits home how long the band have been away, and how great it is to get something new.
    And can I be a real fan if I love “Maybe These Boys”?
    Take care

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 29 September 2014 at 8:16 am #

      gordon thank you for this
      i appreciate it
      yeah scotland…bannockburn…its in my book

  46. avatar | 29 September 2014 at 7:40 am #

    Steve, please don’t feel discouraged just because a few trolls out there are “getting on your case”. “Pride Before A Fall” is a beaut; it reminds me of classy psychedelic ballads such as “I Kept Everything” and “Summer”, albeit with better production values.

  47. avatar
    Rebecca1KS | 1 October 2014 at 4:36 am #

    “its just bloody hard sometimes and i get despondent”

    Something made me check in – two thoughts come to mind:

    1) your straightforward openness is utterly disarming… it’s both admirable and endearing at the same time [not just saying that cause I’m like that myself].

    2) your *voice* is your ultimate asset and will never go away… time does not diminish it, it can only enhance it. Mesmerising as a wood thrush in summer, you were born with the gift of song.

    So yes, I expect your chosen career in music brings much pressure and hard work, as well as uncertainty at times. But what you’ve got going for you, Steve Kilbey, is more than most people have in a lifetime. 🙂

    ~ perspective ~

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 1 October 2014 at 10:41 am #

      thank you rebecca

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        Rebecca1KS | 2 October 2014 at 5:51 am #

        you’re welcome steve

        try to remember….

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      Anonymous | 1 October 2014 at 2:44 pm #

      Last sentence well said

      & yes perspective is everything & everything in perspective

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      Anonymous | 1 October 2014 at 7:10 pm #

      We’ve been promised a whole new Kilbey voice on F/D, though.
      Might take some getting used to!

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        eekie | 2 October 2014 at 10:12 am #

        It is different, yet it is unmistakably Steve. It’s a wonderful album!

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          Anonymous | 2 October 2014 at 7:54 pm #

          I didn’t like the ‘real’ singing on U23, so I’m wary of this too. I want the classic SK sing-speak – that’s what I like most about the church. If it’s gone, well, so has a lot of the appeal. I’m actually scared!

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            thetimebeing | 2 October 2014 at 8:33 pm #

            youre a very confused little nitwit
            i keep telling you i can see its the same little fucknucklein the UK
            writing all this stuff from different points of view
            a right little devils advocate arent you?
            dont you have a real life?

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            Anonymous | 3 October 2014 at 1:03 am #

            Oh, you’re no fun sometimes…

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            Anonymous | 4 October 2014 at 7:12 am #

            The Church is on the cover of QWEEKEND today in Queensland paper TCM.
            Haven’t read the article as yet. But the heading also quips ‘altared state’.
            So maybe anon acknowledging the play on words of change.

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            veleska1970 | 4 October 2014 at 8:30 am #

            Like I said, Steve, they keep popping up like a damned whack-a-mole.

            **epic eyerolls**

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    etta | 1 October 2014 at 11:34 am #

    Hush! (Still, wood you not catch that thrush.) You needs be careful in elle paysage.

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    Al | 1 October 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    hey steve – i watched the bigsound keynote thing from the church website – i must admit i was one that was disconcerted over the mwp departure (having extolled the virtue of the unchanged lineup to all and sundry) but now – moving on to the point of i kind of hope that the regular older tunes can get parked and it’s all about the new album and maybe ian’s pick of the other material (as suggested) which then had me off on this mental tangent – fuck – maybe mwp and ploogy can form the ultimate tribute band with yerself and pk on board for the odd random gig and do e.g blurred crusade or heyday in entirety, etc, etc – but – looking forward – f/d now has a sense of anticipation about it i can’t recall having since way, way back – i’m going to resist samples, downloads, etc and totally indulge with the full vinyl, noise-increasing headphones and the requisite ‘atmosphere’ – cannot wait for that day – anybody else reading this comment – go here –

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      Anonymous | 2 October 2014 at 8:06 pm #

      Yes, indeed – old stuff, schmold stuff!
      We want the new.
      We want F/D in full.
      No hits, no oldies.
      Ok, maybe Film as the sole encore.
      You don’t want our opinions and we’ll get what we’re given.
      I understand.
      So this is just me, waffling.
      But Lou Reed said he was so small, no one cared what he did so he did whatever he wanted, regardless of anything or anybody.
      The church can also do absolutely anything.
      Your audience ain’t going anywhere and will love it – no one’s going to ask for their money back if you don’t play the game.
      We say be like Miles Davis, jettison the familiar and forge the new, regardless.
      We love the church!

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      Cocoamo | 8 October 2014 at 6:38 am #

      This was a lovely interview. How could anybody not really LOVE you guys. God speed Ian. If your patron reads this blog, Thank You, Mr. Patron – you have performed a service for all of humanity, and we appreciate it!

      Looking back on the lives of struggling artists, the book Martin Eden, by Jack London comes to mind. If you haven’t read it, it will send chills up your spine to do so.

      On a side note (and this is coming from one who has sat with legs crossed all my life), sitting with legs crossed can cause damage to the veins in the legs (varicose veins, blood clots, nerve damage). I don’t know if it is possible to design a chair that is so comfortable that one doesn’t feel the need to cross the legs, but someone should. A word to the wise, seeing 3 of 4 guys sitting with their legs crossed for an hour. Also, the herb Gotu Kola is very good for the veins.

      A little while ago, I wondered if I had the ability to control such events, at what age would I want to die and what would the circumstances of death be? I surely want to live long enough to hear all the future Church albums, at any rate. I guess that might also depend on whether a person believes that after death they will be hanging around in spirit form, still able to observe. But if you do want to hang around long enough to see your grandchildren (if and when you have some) grow up, what the future of technology will bring, or whatever, one might want to take care of the body as well as possible (such as being careful about the length of time crossing the legs).

      A little while ago, I think I did have an encounter with a spirit (a good one). This is the first experience that has made me question my devotion to agnosticism, and certainly puts the Church’s music in a new light. It has given me great motivation to try to figure out what the heck is “the deal”?

      I wish in one of these interviews, someone would talk with some of the band members about whether they have had any such spirit encounters, in all seriousness and truth. Maybe there is such an interview somewhere? I know you have talked about a definite belief in God and Jesus, (while eschewing dogma)–but other interaction with the spirit world would be an interesting conversation. In one interview, Marty talked about how, regarding spirit-type stuff, “we can all have our fun”, but down to brass tacks, something like, lets get real? (paraphrasing).

      On another side note, the movie “Dogma” is pretty wild and well worth seeing, for those who don’t mind a bit of irreverence.

      OK enough. Steve, may your 60th year be the best ever! And, I don’t say it often enough, thank you for the wonderful music you’ve created over all these years. Eagerly await the new album!

      Your Friend in Pennsylvania

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    Anonymous | 3 October 2014 at 11:08 am #

    U2 announce 2015 arena tour after free iTunes album

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    Anonymous | 3 October 2014 at 11:11 am #

    The wait is over. Songs of Innocence,from u2 the new album, is on iTunes for free

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    R.I.P Animal | 3 October 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Animal’s Sat 4 Oct funeral details

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    Anonymous | 4 October 2014 at 1:45 am #

    Steve, do you like to look at old maps?

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    icu | 4 October 2014 at 3:09 am #

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      Anonymous | 4 October 2014 at 2:44 pm #

      I see you too. Very well said and stating everything we already knew and not being precise enough on the govt making new laws so them & their agencies can be legal killing machines without cause. The government is meant to be an intensive care unit for the proper care & safe keeping of the people. All I ever see it doing his bleeding the people dry & demanding more funds from money the people don’t have.
      Thank God for my relationship in Him who reveals all that goes on. &the beauty of God the Father is if He wants words spoken and that what is hidden in the darkness brought to light. There is nothing anyone or creature can do to stop the revelations and truth of it all. For what He purposes will be.
      Praise be to God & as the song goes ‘give thanks with a grateful heart’.

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    etta | 4 October 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    Sentence is p.o.v. If sentence.

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    Lady Di | 5 October 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Hi SK, hope you and the girls are enjoying this early summers day at the beach.
    Can’t wait for F/D, I’m sure it’s amazing. To get me in the mood, watched F/P/P dvd again last night and I’ve fallen in love with P=A all over again. There’s so much brilliance on there.
    Today Mistress & Chaos are ruling my brain waves for some reason. I can see a repeat play coming up later.

    Love Di

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    Anonymous | 6 October 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Must be feeling the brain waves where I will not forgive the actions and caos of one called diane/a. But I’m sure God has my unforgiveness under control. What He does in the situation is His business and purpose.

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    Anonymous | 6 October 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Steve, Dave Brock of Hawkwind says that Madonna’s Ray Of Light is space rock.
    I’d not thought of it like that, but I do see what he means.
    Would you class Ray Of Light as space rock?

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    etta | 7 October 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Thanks for talking to Paul Tippytoes. Shame he wont see Oxford Arts Factory Sydney like me. Feeling blessed not smug :))

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    etta | 7 October 2014 at 9:44 am #

    Paul Lightfoot (that is, woops)! … said Toy Head will be playing later!

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      Anonymous | 8 October 2014 at 2:13 am #

      Etta stop that pouting – you’ll get vertical lines above your gob like a 60-a-day fag smoker!

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    etta | 8 October 2014 at 11:54 am #

    Too late.Aint pouting it’s kissing. Or too many chuppa chups and not enough chapstick. You sound like my mum otherwise I’d call you a cocksucker. Not that there is anything wrong with that.As long as you have a job and can afford xofyrax and lipsyne.(Nyall make a more affordable cold sore cream but please check re palm oil…) I should know. Suck it up fakhir.

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    Anonymous | 8 October 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    Hey kilbey, I’m heading down to Sydney for the church gig in a few weeks, will the vinyl release be available at the Merch stall or just the cd?

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    etta | 12 October 2014 at 7:19 am #

    Poetic lyzense.

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