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THE CHURCH Share Statuesque “No Other You,” Chock Full of Heartache and Yearning Ahead of Feb. 24th Release

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Share Statuesque Pop Song “No Other You,” Chock Full of Heartache and Yearning 

From Upcoming Album THE HYPNOGOGUE 
Out February 24th

CD and Vinyl Pre-Orders Now Available

North American Tour Starts in March

FEBRUARY 13, 2023 (Melbourne, Australia) – Providing a savory spoonful to whet our insatiable appetites for more new music, The Church has just released the third single – “No Other You” – from their forthcoming album THE HYPNOGOGUE (release date: February 24, 2023,via Communicating Vessels). Reading like a short story from visionary science fiction author Philip K. Dick (“A Scanner Darkly,” “Electric Dreams”), the release of “No Other You” continues the album’s retro-futuristic, dystopian narrative that revolves around a fictional machine (the “Hypnogogue”) that extracts music directly from subconscious dreams.  

The Church “No Other You”

While the single “The Hypnogogue” introduces characters “Sun Kim Jong” (a Korean scientist/occult dabbler and creator of the aforementioned contraption) and her love interest/rockstar “Eros Zeta” who wants to employ the machine to revive his flailing career, and the follow up “C’est La Vie” served as a cautionary tale from Zeta’s agent not to mess with the Hypnogogue, “No Other You” continues the narrative on a more personal level. Bassist/vocalist/founder STEVE KILBEY explains that it is an “ultra-romantic song that Zeta writes for Sun Kim Jong, who is the inventor of The Hypnogogue. It’s a heartfelt song about an irreplaceable woman. And the Church gets to explore a slightly glam rock feel to boot.” At the heart of it, “No Other You” is pure and simply a cinematic love song. As Backseat Mafia lauds, ‘No Other You’ has a reflective shimmering wall of sound with singer/bass player Steve Kilbey’s voice filled with a heart-aching yearning. It is one of the most anthemic songs the band has ever produced – filled with melody and orchestration that is ethereal and cinematic.”   

The Church Single Art
THE CHURCH “No Other You” Single Artwork

Entering their fourth decade of making music and playing live shows with all the fierce creative energy of their early years, The Church will be setting off on a North American tour kicking off on March 11th in Los Angeles and circles the States, concluding on April 8th in Pelham, TN (tour dates below).

Starting out in 1980, The Church has continued to expand their atmospheric blend of indie rock, shimmering post-punk, icy dreampop and psychedelic post-rock without any retread. Their expansive music career yielded a string of hit songs including “Under the Milky Way,” “Reptile,” “The Unguarded Moment” and “Almost With You” amongst others and their equally stellar live shows have been deemed “spectacular” by MAGNET Magazine, citing their “dreamy psychedelia that will daub your evening with shades of paisley.” Their most recent U.S. performance at 2022’s Cruel World Festival alongside Blondie, Bauhaus and Morrissey was heralded as “a subtle delight… that captivated the late afternoon audience” (Orange County Register), “providing the perfect soundtrack” (Rock Cellar Magazine).

The 2022 epic five-piece line-up is bassist, vocalist and founder Steve Kilbey; with long-time collaborator Tim Powles, drummer and producer across 17 albums since ’94; guitarist Ian Haug formerly of Australian rock icons Powderfinger, who joined the band in 2013 and Jeffrey Cain (Remy Zero), touring multi-instrumentalist who is now a full-time member of The Church since the departure of Peter Koppes in early 2020. The band have also recruited Ashley Naylor, long-time member of Paul Kelly’s touring band and one of Australia’s finest and most respected guitarists (Even, The Grapes, The Stems).

The Church’s 26th album THE HYPNOGOGUE will be released on February 24, 2023via Communicating Vessels. Pre-orders for CD and vinyl now available HERE

The Church
THE CHURCH
Photo credit: Hugh Stewart

TOUR DATES
Mar 11  Los Angeles, CA — The Belasco – Ticket link
Mar 12  Solana Beach, CA — Belly Up Tavern – Ticket link
Mar 14  San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall – Ticket link
Mar 16  Portland, OR — Aladdin Theater – Ticket link
Mar 17  Tacoma, WA — Elks Temple Ballroom – Ticket link
Mar 21  Englewood, CO — Gothic Theater – Ticket link
Mar 23  Minneapolis, MN — Fine Line Music Hall – Ticket link
Mar 25  St Louis, MO — Delmar Hall – Ticket link
Mar 26  Chicago, IL — Thalia Hall – Ticket link
Mar 28  Kent, OH — Kent Stage – Ticket link
Mar 29  Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts – Ticket link
Mar 30  New York, NY — Gramercy Theater – Ticket link
Mar 31  Boston, MA — The Sinclair – Ticket link
Apr 1    Hartford, CT — Infinity Hall – Ticket link
Apr 3    Asbury Park, NJ — Asbury Lanes – Ticket link
Apr 4    Alexandria, VA — Birchmere Music Hall – Ticket link
Apr 5    Norfolk VA — The Norva – Ticket link
Apr 6    Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle – Ticket link
Apr 7    Asheville, NC — The Grey Eagle – Ticket link
Apr 8    Pelham, TN — The Caverns – Ticket link

THE HYPNOGOGUE album art 

THE HYPNOGOGUE album art 

Ascendence
C’est La Vie
I Think I Knew
Flickering Lights
The Hypnogogue
Albert Ross
Thorn
Aerodrome
The Coming Days
No Other You
Succulent
Antarctica
Second Bridge

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