Listen to The Church’s New Song ‘Another Century’: Aussie psych legends release first single off forthcoming album.
Veteran Australian rockers The Church have just released Another Century, the first single off their forthcoming (and currently untitled album). It will be the band’s first release since their well received 2014 release Further/Deeper.
The track features all the classic hallmarks of the group’s sonic calling card–dusky, cinematic atmospherics, soothing soundscapes and vocalist/bassist Steve Kilbey’s inimitable velvet croon.
Kilbey describes the new song as follows: “Another Century is a romantic melodic stab of omnichord and guitars and quite unlike any past The Church song. The lyrics fell out of the sky very quickly and the music is dreamy and evocative of past futures.”
Listen to ‘Another Century’ via YouTube below:
I had a chance to interview Kilbey recently (while promoting his latest Kilbey-Kennedy release Glow and Fade), where he also had this to say about the group’s latest release: “Yeah its pretty much done, it’s just having the final tweaks and some fairy dust sprinkled on it…it’s quite quirky: its got some really strange little songs on it. It’s not a great big, thundering monster.”
Kilbey also discussed how the band’s newest member, guitarist Ian Haug’s role has grown since his work on their last album: “He’s come up with a lot of stuff. He’s really stepped up the plate and owning it. Quite a few of the songs started off from him directly…so he has really been a huge part of this.”
Expect to hear Another Century on the band’s upcoming North American tour, which are listed below:
The Church tour dates:
June 28: The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
June 29: Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
June 30: The Woodward, Cincinnati, OH
July 1: City Winery, Nashville, TN
July 3: City Winery, Chicago, IL
July 4: City Winery, Chicago, IL
July 6: The Broadberry, Richmond, VA
July 7: Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
July 8: Daryl’s House, Pawling, NY