posted on June 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm
just me again

just me again

we had a great evening at the vanguard in sydney

me and martin kennedy

we did actually rock which was surprising

a great band featuring craig wilson on keys n guitar

lisa (lisa) gibbs on bass n b vox

michael evans-barker on drums

some early reports trickling through from america

seems some people over there are digging YAE

i stand by my opinion still

one of my best records and one of the best records out there

(of its type)

now its in the lap of them gods if anything happens with it beyond this

if only more people could find out about it….

we need some breakthrough somehow

nevertheless with or without that

it still is an amazingly beautiful and detailed disc

we’ve been getting great reviews too

but fuck

its a philistine world out there

just look at the cooking shows and the losing weight shows

and all the rest

i dont expect our lovely record to do well

not in this universe at least


i am proud of it

and wonder how martin n i can possibly top it

i thank all the people who bought it

and i thank all the people who came to melb and syd shows

and i thank martin for providing this music for me to sing over

anyway you never know

maybe sheer quality can still prevail against all the odds

(but i doubt it…)



35 Responses to “you are everything and everything is you”

  1. avatar
    Steven Krut | 10 June 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    I wonder if you are fully using the Internet to leverage your appeal. That concert you just had sounds like a success, but what if it had been streamed live over the Internet? MANY more people would have seen it, including your larger audience outside of Australia.

  2. avatar
    matthew | 10 June 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    I truly hope so Steve. I’ll be gladly getting my copy asap.

  3. avatar
    bernadettekeys | 10 June 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Its sublime. Everyone that hears it loves it. How are hit records made SK? You’ve had a few haven’t you?


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    Chris | 10 June 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    A great man once said, ‘There is no money in poetry…but then there’s no poetry in money.’ Right on with the nadir of western culture with cooking shows and such…aural and visual pollution. YOA is high art not junk art.

  5. avatar
    Chris | 10 June 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    YAE…of course…

  6. avatar
    Aerides | 10 June 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    I stumbled across this record today while sifting through the “post-rock” tag on Bandcamp. Being twenty, I didn’t know much about The Church or you, apart from the obvious and the fact that you collaborated with Hammock to produce an enthralling song.

    I loved it. It’s stunningly beautiful and unique. Thank you.

  7. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 10 June 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    I only wrote 2 comments out there so I thought I should write another in here to say i was very pleased to be at the launch and still having good memories as I keep recalling. You did rock! Just watched a vid of ‘I wouldn’t know’ where I was reminded of your way out moves which really got the crowd worked up (up in the peanut gallery anyway). Hope you could see us and feel our good vibes. Seemed to me like everyone was enjoying themselves as much as you seemed to be 🙂 The guy behind me was whistling extremely loud right in my eardrum and I didn’t even mind. Someone asked if you were playing in Newtown again and I wish the answer was yes! I play the cd almost non stop in my car btw…such an alluring sound I can’t get enough of.

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      thetimebeing | 10 June 2013 at 8:50 pm #

      theres a video of it? jesus ! appreciate the kind words

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        Kohl Ette | 10 June 2013 at 9:22 pm #

        No idea who made this but found it through a friend this evening, doesn’t do great justice to the sound but does capture the fun I think -

  8. avatar
    Ingrid | 10 June 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    Hi SK, YAE is an amazing record I have been playing it non stop (as I’m sure everyone else has). My friends Kelly & Vaughan both loved it when I played it to them (just as well I did as Kelly got to come to the show).

    You have it all right there, surely someone here knows some record executives or someone who can get across a wider audience (on your terms). It deserves to be heard as it is an absolutely stunning record.


  9. avatar
    David Whiting | 10 June 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    The album is just simply superb. I keep talking about and I’m assuming many people are. I guess if we keep making noise then someone in this universe (or others) will take notice. Lets hope so.

  10. avatar
    Dave R | 10 June 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    steve the show was great and the collection of songs you and Martin have made over the last few years is incredible – and the show on Saturday showed that – thank you !

  11. avatar
    brevinda | 10 June 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    Steve, absolutely enjoying this album…I believe it is one of those albums I will be playing five years down the track and still love it as much as when I first heard it – a classic…loving your vocal delivery on “Eastside/Westside” …just highlights your versitility as a singer…great song!!!

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    Polaris | 11 June 2013 at 1:15 am #

    Congrats, Mister!!! Don’t doubt it – have some kinda’ faith in it – it’s worth it – even thru Fb there are some ‘obvious’ ways to get it to people – they just gotta have an open mind for it – what i’ve heard of it so far sounds really beautiful and ethereal + thoroughy enjoy watching & listening…ooooh, can’t wait to get my hands on it .. YAE and EIY…Stylistics?? Shi-lites?? Ahh, who knows!!!

  13. avatar
    Ricky Pann | 11 June 2013 at 3:23 am #

    Steve, this is an exceptional record. i saw this show with my own to ears and felt such a positive energy as this baby came to life. Yes you did rock. I fell this record is up a notch. Suey Collins and myself were commenting about the States and agreed that if you connect to your previous it will find an audience. A few shows and a bit of underground air are all you need and that energy will hype. Mt gut feel is this record is perfect for the UK and europe….
    One thing for certain, you should both be proud and with a few more under the belt, that show is world class as it fits you both like a glove.

    Ricky Panna (forte)

  14. avatar
    Michel | 11 June 2013 at 6:38 am #

    Ten thousand miles away from the Vanguard, I had to imagine the show in my head on last saturday…
    “Can’t get free” (God, this is a hit !) and “Lorelei” must have been the highlights.
    I wish I had a real bootleg of it, the one in my head is not enough !

    I believe in this album and I am proud to have put faith and money in it.
    I will do my best to promote it in France (these even-more-bloody-philistines frogs have to know !).

  15. avatar
    John Garratt | 11 June 2013 at 7:57 am #

    So, this YAE album…you recommend it?

  16. avatar
    David Bricknell | 11 June 2013 at 11:56 am #

    Hey Steve,

    Here’s a suggestion: regularly posts news about both you and The Church. Their readership recently voted Seance #38 in the Top 100 albums of 1983. Send them some info/image files about KK and I’m sure they’ll post it in their news section. It’s a great website and free publicity directed towards those who appreciate your kinda music.


    Dave B.

  17. Kraig
    Kraig | 11 June 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Steve, we were glad to contribute to this masterpiece and very proud to be part of some of the best work you’ve done to date. Simply put, you always top what you do and come back to perfection so i’m sure you guys will think of something in a totally new realm even if it doesn’t top this album, it will surely top something! Good vibes coming at yah from the US of A, eh! Cheers my friend and always ejoyin your fresh tunes!

  18. avatar
    eternallylit | 12 June 2013 at 2:25 am #

    so had me a listen to a few kk tunes tonight something ive been meaning to do for some time discovered that i been missing out – but on the other hand i still got all that to look forward to only heard four so far and each one was as good as the last if not better – i wouldnt know – beautiful! a wonderful collaboration (i sound like siskel & ebert-two thumbs up) i hope it all comes together in the way you both envisaged deserves recognition in my humble opinion thanks for the magic

  19. avatar
    Canadian blogger | 12 June 2013 at 11:56 am #

    People interested in the album may enjoy this review. Martin has indeed provided some wonderful tunes.

  20. avatar
    Dean | 12 June 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    YAE is a great album. Thank you and Martin for all your artistic talents. If I could offer some words of encouragement, you have fans over here in America – California to be more exact. Thanks.

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 June 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    Steve, how do you like ‘Letze Tage’ by Popol Vuh?

  22. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 21 June 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Not just ‘kind’ words but true words, I’d like to add.

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