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Interviews 2002 to the present
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.
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 Date Item Title Author Hits
11/27/17 Steve's comments on Michael Hutchence and This Is It Lyndsey Parker 117
08/03/15 In Conversation with Steve Kilbey James Stafford 119
09/08/15 Brief interview with Ian in Rolling Stone Matt Coyte 136
10/01/16 Talking effects with Ian Haug Effects Bay 217
02/10/11 Peter talks about the band in 2011 delarue 152
01/01/14 Peter talks to Beat about Priest=Aura, the Symphony show and opium Patrick Emery 217
10/07/16 Effects Bay: Interview with Peter about the gear/pedals he uses and music theory Effects Bay 148
02/07/11 The Quietus: Peter talks about the band in a wide-ranging interview from 2011 Ned Raggett 115
07/14/14 Under the Milky Way - an accidental Australian anthem Janine Israel 113
10/06/17 Ten Question with Steve Kilbey Tim McMahon 115
09/15/15 Triumph and Loss - Steve talks to the Guardian Andrew P Street 92
10/24/14 Sydney Morning Herald interview with Steve about his memoir and Further/Deeper Rick Feneley 91
09/23/17 Steve Kilbey is a Straight Shooter Paul McBride 155
03/28/17 Steve talks about finances: I've made a lot of mistakes along the way Administrator 424
07/22/16 Marty talks to Hot Press Administrator 487
08/11/15 Maine Today talks to Steve Aimsel Ponti 262
03/08/13 Steve talks to Smells Like Infinite Sadness Administrator 266
01/19/15 Broad Church: Recording Further Deeper Mark Davie 617
03/06/14 Jack Frost was going to include Neil Finn and Paul Kelly Administrator 1298
03/03/13 Nice and techy Tim Powles interview Administrator 2108
03/03/12 Peter Koppes talks to Beat magazine about Patrick Emery 2377
03/03/12 Steve on the bands resurgent popularity Max Easton 2094
03/03/12 Steve talks about Priest=Aura on its remastering Michael Dwyer 2954
12/14/11 Excellent interview with Steve about past album, kicking drugs and staying together. Nathan Jolly 776
12/14/11 Steve talks about the success of Under The Milky Way Cameron Adams 734
12/21/12 Tim talks to dbMagazine about the 2011 FPP tour James McKenzie 1799
12/09/11 Steve reflects on Aussie greats Administrator 753
02/17/11 Crawdaddy magazine talks to Steve about the 30 year tour Administrator 1448
02/11/11 Peter talks about the 30 year anniversary Adam Richter 1598
02/02/11 SFWeekly talks with Steve about the Future Past Perfect tour Marc Hawthorne 1243
02/01/01 Soundspike interviews Peter Koppes Phil Gallo 820
02/02/11 SF Examiner talks to Steve about mistakes he's made in the past Tom Lanham 1416
11/25/11 Steve talks about the Hall of Fame speech, 30 year anniversary MATT O?NEILL 1581
02/26/11 In depth interview with Steve Administrator 1377
11/24/10 Brief interview with Marty DERMOT CLARKE 788
11/09/10 Interview with Marty at Facebook Administrator 2178
10/28/10 ARIA Awards report Jason Treuen 673
04/21/10 QRO Magazine ( talks to Steve Autumn Andel 1018
09/04/09 Steve talks about Unseen Music Unheard Words Michael Dwyer 906
06/01/09 Steve talks about spiritual ideas with Willi Paul 734
09/08/09 Singing Bassist does a long interview with Steve Administrator 987
04/25/10 Steve on the band's labelling over years John Petkovic 632
11/25/09 Steve talk to Time Off magazine about staying fresh Mitch Knox 997
12/01/10 Steve talks about pleasing themselves EJ Cartledge 1037
04/13/10 Steve talks about longevity and 30 year mark Gary Graff 938
10/13/10 Peter Koppes talks to Real Detroit about the music industry Julia Fitzgerald 681
06/18/09 Interview with MWP during 2009 tour Christina Fuoco-Karasinski 1059
06/18/09 Long interview with Marty about Untitled #23, followed by gig review Tom Murphy 1569
01/01/09 TimeOut Sydney speaks to Steve about Untitled #23 and listening to old records Andrew P Street 757
02/24/09 Untitled #23 review from Australia's Rave Music DENIS SEMCHENKO 700
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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 1996 to 2001  ( 44 items )
    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.
  • 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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