The Church
The Church
Label: Cooking Vinyl
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


As their 25th anniversary approaches art-rock band the church, having recently returned from international touring, are continuing to push the boundaries of what a rock band should be.

Rather than becoming a tame bloated parody of what they used to be, or plodding out insipid greatest hits, the band have spent the last five years making music as they desire, without regard for current trend, trusting in the traditional virtues of talent, chemistry and good taste to guide them, an approach that has served them well for over twenty years.

If like a typical music lover when the church is mentioned your mind races inevitably to the spectre of their international hit, 'Under the Milky Way', you might not know, that this Australian art-rock band, have released more than a dozen lush, elegant albums, and that their refined and intricate music - distinguished by bassist Steve Kilbey's mordant tenor, guitarists Marty Willson-Piper's and Peter Koppes' understated playing, and the melodic pulse of drummer/producer Tim Powles - continues to inspire world-wide devotion. An output level that has sustained annual national and international touring.