Steve Kilbey Biography
Painkiller marks Kilbey's first solo album from in seven years and arguably his best yet. The 11-track disc includes Church drummer, Tim Powles as well as other guests including Ricky Rene Maymi from Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Painkiller is vast and immediate, lyrically intoxicating, musically loose and rocking or spacious and trippy. It swings from delicate Psychedelic Pop songs to radiotronic Space Rock monsters. "The album stretches song structures and warps your mind through swirling highs and long comedowns."
Simply put, Painkiller is a masterpiece, the pump of sex, the swoon of drugs, the struggle of a man, a fix for the world in pain, a must listen for all Church or Kilbey fans.