Just a year after their last album, Aussie alt-rock legends THE CHURCH are back with a new full-length opus.

Led by founder member Steve Kilbey the long-serving band returned to the fray last year with the critically lauded The Hypnogogue their first new album in six years, and their first with a brand new five-piece line-up.

So chuffed were the band with the global reception to the album, and excited by the work that they'd achieved, that they made a prompt return to the studio to flesh out the concept that had been the basis of The Hypnogogue - the travails of rock-star Eros Zeta and the method for extracting songs from dreams.

To herald the release of Eros Zeta And The Perfumed Guitars, the band have unveiled a video for the track 'A Strange Past': “A foolish man who needs to wise up looks back in regretful nostalgia upon a fling he should’ve flung away," explains Kilbey enigmatically. "The musical genesis of this piece was a while ago via [guitarist ] Jeffrey Cain, but when the Hypnogogue reared its dystopian but not ugly head we felt ‘A Strange Past’ had found its true home.”


Set for release on 29 March through Easy Action, Eros Zeta And The Perfumed Guitars is available to pre-order on CD and double galaxy green vinyl.

Easy Action will also be releasing the new album from Kilbey-Kennedy - a collaboration between Steve Kilbey and Melbourne musician Martin Kennedy. Premonition K is available for pre-order here.

As part of their long-running Steve Kilbey reissue campaign, this summer Easy Action will be issuing Bespoke Wheels & Winged Heels, a 20-track anthology of solo an collaborative recordings dating from 1987 to the present day.

Pic by Hugh Stewart


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