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Steve Kilbey’s 18th solo album

released in September 2020



Tracklist: Eleven Women (2020)

1              Poppy Byron      3:01

2              Woman Number Nine   2:27

3              Josephine           3:49

4              Sheba Chiba       2:35

5              Birdeen                3:29

6              Lillian In Cerulean Blue   2:16

7              Queen Of Spades            2:29

8              Baby Poe             2:32

9              Doris McAllister                4:30

10           Where Gloria Meets Rachel        3:31

11           Think Of You (For Jessie Bellette)   3:12




Album Launch was held at Max Watt’s Sydney

November 21





Album Release Notes & Review

“Steve Kilbey has created a fine new album for 2020. His first solo release for an astoundingly creative year reveals a dazzling array of songs brimming with ideas, personality & effervescence. The collection is at once whimsical yet personal, and in a masterful sleight of hand Kilbey’s Eleven Women are not quite as one might expect.” Foghorn Records



“Recorded over just three days, with little more than two takes making up each tune, the album is an exercise in the immediate, capturing both Kilbey and his accompanying musicians performing tracks while they’re still fresh. 


The result is one of the most pure records you’ll find anywhere. From the opening notes of “Poppy Byron”, it’s apparent that Kilbey has delivered something transcendental; something that only someone with a musical dexterity and vision like he can provide.


Serving as a musical kaleidoscope of sorts, the album switches genres frequently, shifting between the mandolin-driven sweetness of “Josephine”, the ’60s-inspired psychedelia of “Woman Number Nine”, and the hazy, dream-like nature of “Lillian in Cerulean Blue”.


Meanwhile, the lyrics stay true to the concept of the title, with each track focusing on a feminine subject, whether it be via lyrics about Mary Shelley watching SBS in Mandarin on “Poppy Byron”, the story of evil witch “Doris McAllister”, or “Birdeen”, which, a press release notes, focuses on a greedy lorikeet with a sweet tooth.


As Kilbey himself notes, Eleven Women is far from perfect record by any means, but in much the same way that even iconic renaissance painting have notable flaws, therein lies the beauty of this.” Rolling Stone Australia

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Written, composed, produced by Steve Kilbey

Mixed & Recorded at Damien Gerard Studios

Cover Art – Christiana Monored @monoarty




Phonographic Copyright (p) – Steve Kilbey

Copyright (c) – Steve Kilbey

Recorded At – Damien Gerard Studios

Bass Guitar – Gareth Koch (tracks: 1,11)

Cover [Collage] – Christiana Monored, Christiana Monored

Drums, Percussion – Barton Price

Electric Guitar – Gareth Koch (tracks: 9)

Engineer, Mixed By – Andrew Beck

Guitar [Spanish] – Gareth Koch

Mastered By – William Bowden

Music Consultant – George Ellis

Piano, Organ, Synth, Hurdy Gurdy, Nyckelharpa – Roger Mason

Producer – Steve Kilbey

Vocals, 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass [Fender Jazz] – Steve Kilbey

Written-By – Steve Kilbey

*source: Discogs

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 200 × 200 × 1 cm

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