Friday, March 27, 2009

The Church

One of the most criminally underrated bands of all time has to be Australia's The Church. Most famous for the huge late 80's "hit" Under the Milky Way, these guys have been putting out amazing albums since 1981. The problem is no one knows it! If they had better management, they would be playing to packed houses across the world. As it is now, they have a hard time getting their new material distributed and can't afford to tour outside their own country.

But 2009 sure is a great time to be a Church fan. Not only do members Steve Kilbey and Marty Wilson-Piper have fantastic new solo discs, but The Church also have a brand new release called "Untitled #23" as well as an EP of tracks that didn't make the album. The album's title is a nod to this being their 23'rd studio release. Not many other bands can say that.

They recently played a couple of shows in Australia which from the sound of these videos, went over very well. Here's hoping for a US tour and make sure to catch them if you can. The Church are no 80's nostalgia act, these guys have consistently produced some of the best music from any era.

Enjoy these recent videos of the show from March 15.

1 comment:

eek said...

US tour in June/July.

I went perusing likely venues this evening and found a couple of dates:

June 25 at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI and June 26, at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH.

I've heard they are starting on the west coast on or about June 10 and ending about a month later. Adam Franklin of Swervedriver is the opener.