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Interviews 1996 to 2001
The band release Magician Among the Spirits, and the collapse of the U.S record company almost causes the band to break up. They decide to continue, and Tim Powles assumes a strong organizational role in the band. Hologram of Baal and After Everthing Now This, as well as a album of covers called Box of Birds.
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 Date Item Title Author Hits
05/16/00 Marty Willson-Piper Hates Irony, Digs Beauty and Affection Everett True 128
10/16/97 Sold on Sweden - Steve prepares to leave Australia in 1997 DINO SCATENA 638
10/08/99 A detailed story on Steve's 1999 arrest MICHAEL CAMERON 730
10/01/98 Revolver talks with Steve about H.o.B, drugs and Sweden Neal Hunt 768
08/25/98 Steve talks briefly about Bastard Universe Craig Rosen 796
10/24/98 Steve talks to The Age about breaking up and moving to Sweden David Saunders 792
02/01/00 Marty talks to InPress comparing The Church to British rock bands Everett True 989
08/12/00 John Kilbey interviews brother Steve about songwriting Administrator 1114
09/18/98 Tim speaks about Hologram of Baal and the band's history Jim Harrington 689
12/01/99 Marty talks about Box of Birds and favourite records Brian L. Knight 890
02/27/00 Marty talks to NSEW fanzine Trevor Boyd 732
09/29/99 Tim talks to Detroit's State News about Box of Birds and touring MacKENZIE A. WILSON 712
10/08/98 Interview with several people including Peter Koppes about "eighties bands" a.d.amorosi 823
12/20/99 Tim Powles talks to Highwire Daze about Box of Birds Highwire Daze 750
10/01/98 Peter Koppes talks to Highwire Daze after Hologram of Baal Highwire Daze 698
06/01/97 Steve and Brett L. Dicks talk about everything Brett Leigh Dicks 791
09/17/96 Steve talks about reuniting, touring and Magician Michael Dwyer 690
09/01/96 Steve talks about previous albums and touring Scott Howlett 647
09/01/96 Steve and Nazz discuss MATS, Peter, Richard, drugs and Olde Churche Historie Paul Nassari 734
09/01/96 Steve and Anthony Horan talk about the MATS tour, Peter's return and videos Anthony Horan 735
09/01/96 Steve talks to theI about Magician Mike Gee 750
07/01/97 Steve speaks with The Age, Melbourne Chris Beck 823
01/01/97 Q&A With Steve Kilbey Mike Fandango 792
09/01/98 Marty talks to "13" John Micek 660
01/01/98 Peter talks to Joann Ball about Hologram of Baal and Church fans Joann D. Ball 690
10/01/98 Marty talks with Dennis Wollnik about Hologram and current Church news Dennis Wollnik 721
08/01/98 Open questions for Tim and Peter Kevin Keohane 929
08/15/98 Steve talks about his current work Katherine Yeske 677
04/01/98 Steve did an interview before his solo London show Patricia Howe 646
01/01/98 Steve and Marty in Ireland Darrall Knight 671
01/15/98 Marty talks about what's good and bad in the world indubline magazine 676
10/31/97 Steve talks about The Church breaking up Matthew Buchanan 739
10/23/97 The J-Files : The Church Richard Kingsmill 682
10/14/97 Steve talks about management and the refo:mation Michael Smith 696
12/01/98 Rolling Stone speaks with Steve Michael Dwyer 876
11/12/98 Marty talks with X-Press about Hologram of Baal Gareth Gorman 832
10/01/98 Steve speaks to Administrator 780
09/17/98 Steve talks about sticking together for Hologram of Baal James Hebert 765
09/24/98 Steve talks about Hologram of Baal Steve Newton 766
09/25/98 Marty talks about Hologram of Baal Joe Rosenthal 666
10/01/98 Malibu Sue interviews Steve and Marty Malibu Sue 844
10/01/98 Tim talks to Cincinatti Beat Brian Baker 665
09/18/98 Tim talks to the Des Moines Register Kyle Munson 773
04/01/99 Interview With th? tyg - Tim Powles Robert Lurie 732
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  • Audio Interviews  ( 6 items )

    These are interviews that I have on tape or CD, including both Church and solo interviews.  I'd eventually like to get them all transcribed, so if you're quick with a keyboard and would like to help out, please let me know and I'll put your name on the job.


  • Interviews 2002 to the present  ( 107 items )
    The band continue to record and tour as the new millenium begins. They release Forget Yourself and Uninvited Like the Clouds, as well as two acoustic albums containing new songs and re-imaginings of past favourites.
  • Interviews 1992 to 1995  ( 40 items )
    The band completes its Arista years with Priest=Aura and Sometime Anywhere, which saw the departure of guitarist Peter Koppes and the arrival of drummer Tim Powles.
  • Interviews 1987 to 1991  ( 66 items )
    This period covers the band's period of worldwide fame with the albums Starfish album and Gold Afternoon Fix.
  • Interviews 1983 to 1986  ( 25 items )
    This period will cover mostly the albums Seance, Remote Luxury and Heyday.
  • Interviews from 1980 to 1982  ( 13 items )
    The band formed in 1980 as a three-piece, consisting of Steve Kilbey on bass and vocals, Peter Koppes on guitar and Nick Ward on the drums. Marty Willson-Piper joined shortly afterwards as another guitarist.  Most early interviews were with Steve.
  • "Official" Reviews from the press  ( 193 items )
    Reviews found in magazines and other web sites that are written by music journalists.
  • Fan reviews of albums, concerts and others  ( 37 items )

    There are plenty of reviews written by non journalists and this is where they live.  These days there's more than I can easily keep up with, so I'll also point you to the good folks at HotelWomb, who write lots of reviews of shows and albums.

  • Other Written  ( 38 items )
    Anything else written that isn't an interview or review.
  • Steve outside the band  ( 27 items )
    Steve's prolific work as a lyricist and singer extends into a solo career and many collaborations with other artists including Jack Frost (with the late Grant McLennan), Hex (with Donnette Thayer) and Isidore with Jeffrey Cain.
  • Press Releases  ( 9 items )
    Press releases are short articles created by the band's record company. They are intended to describe the band to the music press and encourage more coverage.
  • Marty outside the band  ( 15 items )
    Marty has a vibrant career outside The Church.  He has released several solo albums and collaborated with British band All About Eve on two albums.  He also works with longtime friend Dare Mason under the name Noctorum, releasing two albums so far.  These interviews are Marty talking about his non-Church projects.
  • Peter outside the band  ( 3 items )
    Peter has a reputation as one of the best guitarists in Australia and has released several albums outside the Church. These were solo projects and also some with his group The Well, in which former Church drummer Richard Ploog was also a member.
  • Tim outside the band  ( 1 items )
    Tim Powles is a successful record producer and also released a solo album called tygs in space.
  • Other related interviews  ( 8 items )
    There are a lot of interviews in the collection that are about other artists who have a connection to members of The Church. Many Church fans are also fans of such groups as the Crystal Set, Hex, Curious Yellow/Blue and Margot Smith, so these interviews will be collected here.
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