posted on May 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm
sugar hit

sugar hit

hey groovers

its the big boy here

tomorrow i travel to barcelona

to play at prima vera festival with my band the church

then we are doing cologne (the city not the stuff)

and amsterdam, belgium, paris and brighton and london

then i will having a short stay in sweden

its e and m’s 24th birthday on the 7th of june

and i’m having a week off in Stockholm

doing nothing at all except yoga and relaxing and catching up with friends

maybe i will even get to the country

in the meantime i have been scoring macbeth 1040

which i am pretty pleased with

my friend george ellis the conductor and arranger

said that my soundtrack work is the best thing i can do

and hes probably right

at least for a movie like this where the music is weird

i can certainly drum up weird dark music

meanwhile still

a new(ish) project called

Vela Velox; The Speed of the Stars

is falling together

this is the one begun so long ago with frank kearns the irish guitarist

he was out last month and mixed 2 thirds of the album out at rancom st studio

with ted howard who had a big input on further/deeper and el momento albums

this is definitely shaping up to be the best lyrics and singing ive ever done

i finally got the mixture right here on this still slightly unfinished record

i need to write and sing some more

but the first batch was so good its a little daunting to keep up the standard

i am really so happy with this record

its hard to describe it

organic lush warm open soothing spiritual celtic influenced

something about franks playing and his sound invokes ancient ireland

far beyond guinness and leprechauns

the mood here is gentle transcendence with small details and subtle fleeting moods

the guitar is unusually orchestral

sometimes i cant figure out what is doing what

i play bass and piano

and wayne from cactus is the mighty walloping drummer!

as well as that ive been  writing lyrics for an australian singer

for an album which’ll come out sometime late this year i guess

so thats it

when i get back to australia then its the blurred crusade further deeper tour

which is actually selling very well in most places

i would hate you to miss out (oh god listen to me!)

see ya in europe soon!


coogee nsw 2034



26 Responses to “update from your ‘umble ‘ero”

  1. avatar
    David and Monica | 26 May 2015 at 8:45 pm #

    Oh great ‘umble’ ero….can’t wait to meet you in Buffalo!

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    barvah | 26 May 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    Have a great tour Steve, safe travels, enjoy your time with the girls (Happy Birthday to them), but most of all HAVE FUN!

  3. etta
    etta | 26 May 2015 at 10:03 pm #

    Wish you a bril tour. God speed in your blurry armour for the jangly leg of the other tour. You been busy! So is it ok if i be anticipatory now/again? Have been wondering re Macbeth. That’s wondrous! Or will be i imagine. Oh lucky europe n albion. May the sun beat down upon your back. You may even need sunscreen?

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    Athanasius | 26 May 2015 at 11:21 pm #

    excellent news…kinda special going to see the church in cologne…the city my grandparents vegetated and survived during WW2…the place where my granddad taught me lots n lots about architecture and art… if you’re in bad need of a guided cathedral tour, lemmy know. otherwise too happy to see you in europe once again. have a nice n safe journey with all the gear 100%ly arriving. counting the days.
    love pernath

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    cetaceus1 | 27 May 2015 at 12:00 am #

    Wish I could come to the Aussie shows but I am a social recluse. I leave my house once a week to gather food but otherwise stay in. Hopefully some stuff goes up on Youtube. I wish some stuff from the Triffids tour ended up on Youtube but there’s only Lonely Stretch live, and I’m not sure if it’s from the tour or not. Best of luck with your future touring.

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    kevyn | 27 May 2015 at 8:55 am #

    looking forward to seeing you play the further deeper tracks. you might as well practice some of the blurred crusade while you`re at it, pretty please! see you in germany. have a safe journey and a great week.

  7. etta
    etta | 27 May 2015 at 11:09 am #

    Thank you for working with a celt on something non stereotypical. Unspoken poetic juices flowing already.

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    Cath | 27 May 2015 at 11:19 am #

    my boy shares same birthday Steve:)

    What is the timeline with the Macbeth, ? and is it going to be distributed shown locally in Aus? hope you got a good camera to film lots of groovy old culture/ architecture……seeds for future art? Blessings C

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    Shane | 27 May 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    I have my ticket for Adelaide 🙂 After the Seattle show with Further Deeper show, Blurred Crusade should be a fantastic addition! Really looking forward to it.

    LOL at the hard sell – good job!!

  10. avatar
    Tim | 27 May 2015 at 12:46 pm #


    A few of us from the depths of British Columbia are looking to make the
    trek down to Seattle or Portland in September. Just wondering if you think
    it’s even a remote possibility that a Vancouver show might end up getting
    scheduled? It would shave a few hours off the long haul and a bunch of coin
    converting to Seppo dough!

    Thanks, mate! Looking forward to catching you later this summer.

  11. avatar
    tearle | 27 May 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    Sounding good Mr SK. Looking forward to Macbeth’s Soundtrack 🙂 Say hello to London for me & see you at The Triffid. X

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    r.richiec | 27 May 2015 at 7:02 pm #

    Best wishes on the tour and give that Fender VI a workout.
    Looking fwd to the factory theatre show. Cheers rich

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    Ingrid | 27 May 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    Hi SK, wow what an amazing trip and tour you have ahead of you! I visited Barcelona 18 years ago when I went on a trip through Europe and I loved it. Have a safe and happy trip and a great tour. Enjoy your time in Sweden with your beautiful girls. Happy Birthday to them both for the 7th of June (Gemini’s the same as me).

    Enjoying Further Deeper immensely and looking forward to your tour when you come back.


  14. avatar
    Ingrid | 27 May 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    BTW I just realised Gemini – the sign of the twins!!!

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    Günter | 27 May 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    See you in Cologne.
    Looking forward to Sunday!

    Bests Günter
    (aka Salem Jones)

  16. avatar
    Michel | 28 May 2015 at 7:35 am #

    Estoy casi con tu, humilde heroe.
    Can’t wait for Primavera Ray-Ban stage !

  17. avatar
    Lada | 28 May 2015 at 10:13 am #

    Lovely, I’m super excited 🙂 looking forward to the new works and seeing and reading about Europe..
    Nice to see you get some rest and relaxation, See ya in Colorado! 😉

  18. avatar
    Steven Krut | 28 May 2015 at 11:43 am #

    Hope you have a great time in Europe, Steve. Vela Velox sounds intriguing.

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