posted on November 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm

cain co


life somewhere else

at last

complex wistful violent muted hopeful spiritual arcane modern

melodic involved fragile weird quiet dirty clean

life somewhere else

a huge sweeping beginning with

the privateer

drunk on pink gin and the old yellow stars

the album begins with a voyage

a sojourn in strange waters

a rollicking rolling number

and  from there it careens from song to song

finally finishing up with

you will remain

a song for greg slay

isidore drummer who passed away a few years back

oh no you are not slain, you will remain!

to say too much more is to spoil things

its coming soon ( early next year)i guess


note to SKPers

your copy will be sent out in the coming days

each copy will be signed

love on ya



86 Responses to “the reappearance of isidore”

  1. avatar
    eekie | 29 November 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Part of me is very anxious to hear this.
    Part of me isn’t sure I’m ready.

  2. avatar
    Patrick | 29 November 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    Hey Steve, where can I get a copy?

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    Pat Hendren | 29 November 2011 at 6:40 pm #


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    nonsubstantiated | 29 November 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Great news re Isidore 2 SK. I signed up/chipped in for my years (bargain) SK delights a couple of months ago but I never saw anywhere to input address details etc. How do I receive my delicious signed copy?
    sorry if this is a daft question
    love your work

  5. avatar
    Ryan | 29 November 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Great! Can’t wait to hear it!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 29 November 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    So, will there be a digital copy available on Amazon any time soon? Many modern music seekers just purchase the mp3 version and are not interested in the case or sleeve anymore. I am hoping so, otherwise I will not be able to take it for a test drive anytime soon…

    Again, Congrats on your enormous evening just hours away. An honor decades in the fruition. I, for one, am beaming with admiration and joy. Hell, most of us are probably more nervous than you could possibly be. Maybe not nervous, just bursting with enthusiasm for the night to feel like it will last forever and you shall remember each Nan-o-second over an over.


    With mountains of praise and a slight
    sad heart,
    Darrin K.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 29 November 2011 at 7:37 pm #

      Could you please throw a ‘Happy Birthday, Laura’ out her as a reply. She is struggling with another birthday. And it would be an enormous gift. She has her picture taken with you on our front room wall from outside the Park West at almost 2am in the rain…2006. It is a treasure of hers.


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        thetimebeing | 29 November 2011 at 7:45 pm #

        happy birthday laura

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          Laura | 30 November 2011 at 4:22 am #


          Thank you so much for the Birthday wishes from down under. Congrats on your special evening. Wishing you much happiness and a great Holiday season.


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      thetimebeing | 29 November 2011 at 7:45 pm #


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    Admin | 29 November 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Hi all, to get your copy of the new Isidore release, either be part of SKP by clicking on the subscribers link on the home page, or the CD will be on-sale nationally and internationally in February 2012, on iTunes and at a store near you. For those lucky folk already subscribed – your pre-release is being packaging up as I type! (These babies landed in our eager hands only yesterday afternoon. The Time Being headquarters even held a special listening party to honour the occasion! Oooooh you’re in for an aural treat!) Big thanks to JC and SK for producing such a masterpiece!!!

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      Daniel McCormick | 1 December 2011 at 5:11 am #

      Hi. I made a $99 donation to Steve back on August 3, 2010 via Paypal. Will I also be able to get an Isidore CD too? I can email you my Paypal receipt if you need to verify it.

  8. avatar
    davidb5 | 29 November 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    the last one was a piece of masterful rapture
    bought my copy from jlk
    (hope he’s doing well – say hi)
    it was like the ideal palace of postman kilbey in 4d
    maldoror’s shredded guitars
    played by mr cain & co
    and such gorgeous
    backing vocals too! Rich rich rich…..
    (what dizzy pleasures await
    our hungry ears)

  9. avatar
    Michel | 29 November 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    So this is christmas !

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      thetimebeing | 30 November 2011 at 8:07 am #

      and what have you done?

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        Michel | 30 November 2011 at 10:33 pm #

        Another year over…

        In 2011,
        I have subscribed to this blog
        I have discovered more interesting Church-related items (White Magic, Monsters n Mirages, David Neil, Hammock…) and hope to get a few more before the end of december (Isidore, Noctorum, Bhagavad Guitars, the new Tiare Hellberg ep…)

        In 2012,
        I will subscribe again (and ask for a MKSK song if you still do it ?)
        I will see The Church live once again in Europe (just dreaming….)

  10. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 29 November 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    A signed copy just before Christmas,
    Steve you have really been spoiling us lately.
    Really looking forward to this album.
    I cant think of any other reason to not join SKP now!!!
    I am so glad I did, it would kill me to wait until Feb.
    Thank you, much love back at ya.


  11. avatar
    JW | 30 November 2011 at 3:06 am #

    Looking forward to listening deeply. Big Love to you!

  12. avatar
    Mike M | 30 November 2011 at 3:08 am #

    Will they be signed by both JC and SK for the Skp-ers? And why not until feb for the rest? Thanks

  13. avatar
    andy | 30 November 2011 at 4:48 am #

    i’m not very clever with words,
    not as eloquent as many of your regular contributors…
    so i tend to make my comments generally quite brief.
    my musical endevours therefore tend to serve as my ‘voice'(whatever that means.)
    so iv’e found it difficult to respond properly the last few days, what with your upcoming induction and all the heaps of very deserved praise finally
    coming your way.
    let me just say the first time i heard ‘glow-worm’ i sobbed like a baby.
    ….and i’d been one hard bastard up until that point.
    a defining moment?
    i think so.
    mr. kilbey…thank you for being a true artist in this world of artifice,
    …and for being my chum.
    have a great night and bask in some glory.
    love on ya slim!

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      thetimebeing | 30 November 2011 at 8:03 am #

      hey my mainman thank you
      your isi will be in the mail soon
      lots a love on ya

  14. nina
    That Lady | 30 November 2011 at 4:50 am #

    yay… thanks… sk all the best for tonight we will all be with you… have a blast with the quartet as I know it will sound amazing. So happy for the acknowledgement of you brilliance… long may we all rock 🙂

  15. avatar
    Alicia | 30 November 2011 at 5:23 am #

    How will I receive it (as an SKPers). Will I need to down load anything?(FYI – I am quite computer challenged…)

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    Lara | 30 November 2011 at 5:31 am #


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    Mike | 30 November 2011 at 6:10 am #

    I just subscribed… Hope I can get a copy! Cheers…

  18. avatar
    Bernadette Keys | 30 November 2011 at 6:49 am #

    I can’t believe how prolific you are

  19. avatar
    princey | 30 November 2011 at 8:06 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS SJK! Hope you have a magnificent night at the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I know you and George Ellis will floor them tonight!!!. WOW, I’m so happy for you sk 🙂 wish I could be there….
    love always,

  20. avatar
    davem | 30 November 2011 at 8:08 am #

    Oh God.

  21. avatar
    Jesiah6 | 30 November 2011 at 9:01 am #

    I’m really excited! I don’t think I can handle the anticipation!

  22. avatar
    VersaVice | 30 November 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Fukin’ aye aye. Wilderness Years has really worked overtime for me. Seems it is one that will never get old. Just got the D.Neil Tour CD last night. Then the Opera House Tantilization: just what it says, the prospect of the DVD complete (!),then another Isidore, more Kn’K, and more Church…

    I often feel bad for devout music lovers who have yet to find this sweet spot, my most fortunate luck channel, for church fans alike. I’ll get into premium once my CPA/Lawyer/Shareholder/board member crew get on the same page. Bastards.

    Till then,


  23. avatar
    DavidP | 30 November 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Is that the stone circle on the coastal walk between Tamarama and Bondi on the cd cover?
    Congratulations for the award tonight Steve.
    Would have liked to see you with George’s string quartet but alas cannot make it. We are recording a mantra session tonight.

  24. avatar
    Narelle | 30 November 2011 at 10:53 am #

    thank you so much
    might already have this one ordered…need to go to the PO to collect
    Paypal statement item…Isidore, Steve Kilbey, Jeffrey Cain
    if its the same one mentioned, please hold onto my copy for now
    thanks again

  25. avatar
    Ingrid | 30 November 2011 at 11:24 am #

    I can’t wait to hear the new Isadore – the album cover looks amazing too (as does the photo of you next to it).

    Congratulations on the induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame tonight. Hope you have a fantastic night – wish I could go xxx

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      Anonymous | 30 November 2011 at 2:39 pm #

      ingrid — despite my general dislike of facial hair i must concede… may be it’s because we’re finally treated to an unadulterated and unposed photo — he does look good indeed. and the wonderful butterfly anticipation of another little miracle in the mailbox…

  26. avatar
    Cocoamo | 30 November 2011 at 11:27 am #

    So very glad for your long overdue recognition. This one is just for you.

    May the force be with you (heck, you ARE the force!)


    Your Friend in Pennsylvania
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

  27. avatar
    Steven Krut | 30 November 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    I really like the cover and am very excited that I will get to hear it soon! Have a great time at your induction ceremony, Steve!

  28. avatar
    davem | 30 November 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    What a 12 months it’s been for you (and the band).
    Congratulations killer.

  29. avatar
    Galamor the Wizard | 30 November 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Is that the same stone circle used by the Moffs for the inner sleeve of their red and blue ep? (which is pretty GREAT psychedelia you have to admit Steve.)
    I’m sure the new Isidore will be even better.
    (A bit of “Stone Circles and you” – Julian Cope 1996 too?)

    Blast ’em like you did at the Aria’s last year!

  30. Kraig
    Kraig | 30 November 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Many awesome brillian thanks for sending us SKP’ers our copies and signing them!!!!! Your are the Meister of Music!

    Cannot wait to vibrate my ear drums on this one!


  31. Kraig
    Kraig | 30 November 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Congrats again on the hall of fame thing! You deserve it!

  32. avatar
    Sharon Daniel | 30 November 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    What a birthday present. Thank you!! Looking forward to Homebake & Lizottes as well!!

  33. avatar
    . | 30 November 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    i see the album cover and envision either tulum mexico or the vast ruins of ancient rome where life was and still remains somewhere else…an echo from the past that leaves trace imprints of a magical time when the gods and humans intermingled

    congratulations on your induction…i hope the event was spectacular and rewarding…you’ve earned it and continue to earn it…

  34. avatar
    caitbrid | 1 December 2011 at 8:37 am #

    SKP is going to be my Xmas present to me! Congrats on your induction–you sooo deserve it!!
    Love, Kathleen in Philly

  35. avatar
    Mavellous | 1 December 2011 at 10:21 am #

    well deserved induction!

    and can’t wait for isidore….

    lots of love on YOU sk!!


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    Republibot 3.0 | 1 December 2011 at 11:52 am #

    If I were any happier about this, I’d be twins. I’ve been waiting going-on-a-decade now for the follow up. I adored the first Isidore album.

  37. avatar
    Admin | 1 December 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    *INFORMATION REQUEST* Hello friends, we are midway through packaging and posting out the pre-release of Isidore, ‘Life Somewhere Else’ to SKP subscribers. We have received a number of emails from people updating their details, thank you for this! Anyone who is subscribed and has differing details than those on your Paypal account, please email us at within the next few days with your current postal address, email addresses, Paypal Transaction ID# for your subscription etc. We would hate for you to miss out on the Xmas express from SK and JC. Happy Holidays in advance!!!!

  38. avatar
    looktouch | 1 December 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    Hi,Steve 🙂 Oh I am extremly excited.Thank you! looking foward.Please tell Cain hi for me.
    Greatly appreciate Isidore life somewhere else

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 1 December 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    I received a message from my Amazon account here in the states tat on Friday, 12/02/11 – a single mp3 digital release with you and Blank Jones entitled ” only your love” will be released. I am excited about this because I was able to here a sample of it. The album is called ‘Chilltronica #3’ and apparently you guest vocal on this one song. I am excited to purchase and download it friday. This is the first time I have ever remember hearing about you collaborating with this band and it came up classified as ‘electonic’ music. If you can, can you shed some more light and info on this song and project. Did you write the lyrics? How did this all come to be, you assisting this band on a song for their album?
    I think it is extremely cool that this single is coming out friday, again on Amazon for all those interested. You amaze me on your ability to expand the depth and range of your incredible career and continue to flourish, evolve, and take risks. My dream would be for you to hear couple of my polished tracks all created, performed, and produced by myself. Develop some type of lyelrical content and add your expertise to them. I have sent them to Andy and they came back with positive reviews. That was a great feeling because I truly respect Mr.Lee as an artist and as a developing friendship. I know you have heard his music. The song : ” This Human Calling” is absolutely brilliant. It is a song that stays with the listener for such a long period of time, sorry Andy if I am out of line regarding discussing your creation. Its brilliant Andy, I really would like so many more people to hear it. You have enormous talent- this world would be a better place if they were given the chance to formulate their own opinion towards your work.

    Again, I am stoked to here the complete 4+ minute song that is to be released on Amazon on Friday. I love new music, something to cherish from its inception.

    Darrin K.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 1 December 2011 at 4:11 pm #

      After a bit of internet research I found the 6+ minute version of the song “Only Your Love” by Blank Jones with Steve Kiley on YouTube. That’s a really great song !!! Very hypnotic and beaylutiful.. I like the mix with your vocals. Even though I do not know any hustle of this collaboration, I am very pleased to have found it. Kinda wished that the entire 6+ minute version was being released on Friday as the single. Why would anyone want to edit such a beautiful song down ???!!!!! Think I will have to buy the single and also transfer the YouTube version thru my computer to ky mixer so I can enjoy and compare the two. Amazing Steve, simply amazing. You are bursting with creative energies right now. This song, Isidore, the church reconvening in a matter of days to blitz the homeland, a possible Church release in the making, solo stuff swirling around in your head, continuing to paint, the dvd coming out soon. Steve, where do you find the time to breath…im exhausted for you.

      Just Amazing !!!.

      • avatar
        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 1 December 2011 at 4:13 pm #

        That was typed as ‘Steve Kilbey’ , but my crazy ass cell phone apparently wants to rename you Kiley . Technology gone mad !!!

    • Kraig
      Kraig | 2 December 2011 at 1:35 pm #

      This is great news too, but i think it’s a different version of a song already out there? Maybe i’m wrong…nonetheless i’m checking it out tomorrow too! BTW, i responded to your post (last post) about Raz..go read it if you haven’t already. To you and your wifey, i’m so sorry.

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 2 December 2011 at 11:47 pm #

        Thank you so much for those kind words. We miss both of them dearly and it feels so strange no hearing or seeing them on a daily basis. My prayers and heart goes out lovingly to you and your kitty. Please do the right thing for Cosmo, it sounds like the 2 of u have been thru alot and many miles traveled, places seen. There are so many wonderful and compassionate people in this world and thankfully Steve has the ability to assemble so many right on our screens. Thank you Steve for allowing some of these postings that go off subject, I am so sorry for that. Just allowing it to happen is just another reason why your so admired, your a remarkable human being- time being. And you make all of our lives feel and express the multitude of emotions. I hope the ceremony evening was the grandest to date. Their is NO ONE more deserving of honor than you.
        Thanks again KRAIG…that helped a broken heart and well wishes will always be thought of, sent in your direction: for all you and sweet kitty.

        Darrin K.

        • avatar
          Cocoamo | 3 December 2011 at 3:48 pm #

          I agree. You all feel like family – sometimes moreso than the biological variety.

          I second the thanks to Steve.

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    Jonny Hollywood | 1 December 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    hey SK, looks like you be playing the Santa Klaus 🙂

    • Kraig
      Kraig | 2 December 2011 at 3:31 pm #

      More like Kilbey Kringle! When we gonna hear that Kilbey Kringle Album!? 2011 or 2012!? Maybe only avail to SKP’ers? Nonetheless, “Kilbey Kringle” should be the name of it! HA!

  41. Kraig
    Kraig | 2 December 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Steve…sorry man, please delete this post that i replied to, it’s a duplicate…i re-replied to Dazza

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    captain mission | 2 December 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    well this seems like a good place as any to say a big thank you, steve, THANK YOU, for having me along at your induction, i was chuffed man, really was, i mean that’s something i’m just so happy about, finally some people in the oz music biz acknowledged what we been telling them for years, and you’re so humble, with your speech about being lucky. i don’t think so, you’re a brilliant writer and there’s not many out there.
    anyways, i know it’s all arbitrary, these accolades, but it’s good that you got into this hall of fame for writing (songs) spells, i’m sure by the end of next year you will be hosting your own tv show.

    now, i gotta say, it was a splendid performance with the george ellis quartet re-imagining those tunes, they were rich with nuance and intricate flourishes, and they sounded fresh and original as do your vocals, better than ever.
    well done.

    and finally i have to thank you for being so generous with your time, energy and music, i’m really grateful dude.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 3 December 2011 at 8:58 am #

      i love ya man
      of course you had to be there!

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 3 December 2011 at 1:51 pm #

      wow captain mission
      bloody brilliant —- that last line especially i’d like to repeat many times over including “dude” which is one of the most affectionate words in existence… i’m dead serious, too.
      steeve, dude, we’re so happy this is finally happening, and proud in a somewhat “i told you so” kind of way — yes, acknowledged… about time!

  43. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 2 December 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    SK12 – I just plopped down a hunnerd – too late to get my copy? – will SKP subscribers get a secret code, or will you just know who’s in teh club?

    thanks – wilfred p

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 December 2011 at 9:26 am #

    This is a Really nice fan video of Dakota:

  45. avatar
    Stewart | 3 December 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Got it. Love it. Cheers!

  46. avatar
    verdelay | 3 December 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Terribly sorry I can’t join in the SKP party right now: I am a hostage to fortune. Indeed, I’ve been bundled out of my opulent salon in the dead of night by an unbalanced mounte-bank, tied to a chair, and horse-whipped into an unstable state. In January I’ll be near Penury. A note has been dispatched to my confederates demanding a handsome ransom, but my stocks are lower than cows, and my currency so weak I’m barely present. That’s the last time I invest in Shenanigan and Malarkey Inc. Better to be a Patron of the Arts than a Speculator in Promises, no? No matter; when my ship comes in I’ll push the boat out, laden with doubloons and pieces of nine for the Being of Time.


  47. avatar
    Richard | 3 December 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    sbs is repeating that great australian album thing you popped up in

    tonight it’s Crowded House Woodface
    and there’s lots of earlier stuff including split enz

    I’m not a huge fan
    but jesus those Finn boys are good at writing good pop songs
    (and god it was sad about paul hester)

  48. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 4 December 2011 at 8:55 am #




    Darrin K.


  49. avatar
    hellbound heart | 4 December 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    YOWZA!!!!!! 😀
    love always…..

  50. avatar
    That Girl | 5 December 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    I’m about to have one of the crumbist weeks of my life for a long long time , so , today I signed up to be a SKPer. A little early Xmas present to myself . HO HO HO !!! I say.

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      thetimebeing | 5 December 2011 at 2:25 pm #

      ho ho ho indeed
      what a lovely present even if i do say so myself
      stay tuned that girl
      david neil and isidore on their way

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 December 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    … anyone else feels a touch of aura in reappearance? it’s a tiniest flashback yet a welcome one…
    the thing of beauty

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