Keynote Interview: the church

Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:00 AM

The Judith Wright Centre - Performance Space

It’s a rare band that finds itself recognised as a bona fide legend in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame while simultaneously remaining a virtual enigma to the mainstream.

The Church’s accidental signature tune, ‘Under The Milky Way’, is like a lighthouse on the edge of a continent to be discovered: 24 albums over 34 years, interspersed with countless solo and other diversions that have almost killed them a dozen times, yet always reaffirm a commitment to their own unparalleled chemistry and the undeniable act of creation.

On the eve of their magnificent, uncompromising 25th studio album, ‘Further Deeper’, Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and new member Ian Haug join BIGSOUND to talk about one of the most prolific, dynamic and remarkable careers on the progressive fringe of rock.



Facilitated By

Michael Dwyer - Rolling Stone, Fairfax Media, etc (AUS)

Michael Dwyer is among Australia's most respected and prolific music critics. He's written with rare insight and passion about music and people who make it for 28 years and countless media, not least Rolling Stone, the Age and Melody Maker. He's interviewed myriad legends of rock, jazz and elsewhere, from Reed, Bowie, Eno and U2 to Ry Cooder, Sonny Rollins, Yoko Ono and Steve Reich. He's reviewed thousands of albums and gigs and penned liner notes and bios for some of the most revered, popular …


the church - (AUS)

On their 35th Anniversary the church continue to redefine what it is to be a band, evolving without compromise into one of the world’s most acknowledged psychedelic rock groups. Guiding the band though the ‘80s and ‘90s with a combination of chemistry, talent, and a desire for excellence, their unique and distinctive guitar sounds and thought-provoking lyrics have succeeded in inspiring both audience and critics’ imagination the world over. They have continued on their creative trajectory, and …