Take Me to The Church!
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:06:05
Take me to The Church!
The Church need no introduction. After over three decades of making music in various formats, lineups, places and cognitive states, this is a band that has committed to, even succumbed to, exploring unchartered sonic territories.
The next chapter comes in the form of new music, a new band member and a chance for that to be shared with old fans and new ones through the release of The Church's 25th studio album titled Further/Deeper, which will be released in North America on February 3, 2015. 2015 also marks the 35th anniversary of the band.
Whoa! 25 studio albums? That is amazing.
"The magic started on Day One," says singer/bass player Steve Kilbey. "Someone strummed a chord or struck a drum or plucked a note and we were off. We wrote and recorded like demons and it was inspiring to feel every member using all his resources in the service of this record."
With longtime member Marty Willson-Piper being unavailable, Ian Haug of Powderfinger has come aboard to partner the iconic guitar playing of founding member Peter Koppes. Alongside Kilbey, stalwart drummer Tim "timEbandit" Powles, who also produced the album with the band, Haug has helped the quartet to together discover a new textural dimension, and has acted, according to Kilbey, as a "blood transfusion that has brought us back to life."
Further/Deeper Track Listing:
Pride Before A Fall
Old Coast Road
Let Us Go
Will you go to (The) Church on February 3?