Tomorrow night, Steve Kilbey is joining Peter Koppes and Tim Powles from The Church for a one-off intimate performance at the Red Rattler in Sydney, to raise money and awareness for Autism Spectrum Australia. I had the honour of catching up with Steve last week to chat about the initiative, his work with Ricky Maymi from The Brian Jonestown Massacre and some of his collaborations from over the years - including the recent GB3 with Glenn Bennie.
I entered the doors to the sounds of Melbourne via Munich trio Verdaine, who had deep dark tones and ploughed through their set like no-one’s business. I was standing there with drink in hand trying to think whether or not the band were giving off some sort of shoegaze vibe, but at the same time, the band were really into their songs and not conforming to that non-engagement with the crowd cliché that shoegaze seem to carry. The three piece delivered a dense sound with songs like ‘Unbeat’ and ‘Film’ which in brought a mysteriousness to the night.
GB3 – the collaborative musical project from Underground Lovers’ Glenn Bennie – announce a new single ‘How Do You Glow?’ on June 4 from the acclaimed album Damaged/Controlled, and will launch the single at an exclusive June 10 live show at The East Brunswick Club in Melbourne.
The digital single will also feature an alternate mix of ‘How Do You Glow?’ and a remix of the album title track ‘Damaged/Controlled’.
The quintessential soundtrack to summer days spent lying in the grass. Glenn Bennie (Underground Lovers) and Steve Kilbey (The Church) have teamed up to create the perfect chill out album. The duo’s combined efforts create an atmosphere as tangible as summer humidity - it drips sunshine, hazy afternoons and warm nights. The album’s wandering tracks meander through the season from the melancholy of heartache to the serenity of company.