“Music is like inner space and we’re astronauts,”
“It’s a spellbinding thing, it’s hypnotising. That’s why people like it. It takes them into another world and we’re here to open those doors.” Peter Koppes, The Church
The Church’s strange journey remains an endless sea of possibilities. Further. Deeper. The Church truly are a rock band for the ages.
The Australian paisley underground pioneers are currently enjoying unique celebrations around the world celebrating 30 years of Starfish, which started with a sold-out appearance at the Meltdown Festival in London on the personal invitation of curator, The Cure’s Robert Smith, on 15 June 2018.
A ringing 12-string guitar introduction. A dreamlike lyric that seems to hold the cosmos in its hands. It’s still the most recognisable, covered and widely beloved song in the catalogue of a band that’s released a remarkable 26 albums.
The song is Under The Milky Way, from The Church’s most successful album, the undisputed classic Starfish.
The Church’s strange journey remains an endless sea of possibilities. It’s now time for the band to celebrate one of their crowning glories, but always with an eye to the future. Further. Deeper. The Church truly are a rock band for the ages.
Starfish remains best known for its iconic singles Under The Milky Way and Reptile. But like all classic albums, it’s a journey – and it starts with Destination, the six-minute epic that opens the album. In between, it takes you to all point of the compass: North, South, East and West.