STEVE KILBEY Set To Release New Studio Album, Sydney Rococo On November 23
“Kilbey’s solo recordings are challenging & evocative…joyous and dreamy to saturnine and sardonic“. Ian McFarlane.
Steve Kilbey, one of Australia’s most loved artists, will release his new solo album, Sydney Rococo, on Friday, November 23 worldwide via Golden Robot Records.
Sydney Rococo is a collection of songs Kilbey has written over the last 5 years. The songs sing of Sydney and her ocean pools, her underground seedy hangouts and treachery. The picture is painted in every song about life in this fast growing and evolving Australian city, famed for her beaches and landmarks.
What’s most tangible in the music is the lifestyle, habits and pastimes of those, that belong to a non mainstream world. Each song is a love song, but also a tale of woe and heartache. Typical Kilbey, making us fall in love and simultaneously feel the heartbreak of loss, betrayal and abandonment. Come and feel it within a song or 11 and get your own moves on with the infectious, pumping rhythmic melodies. This is SK’s finest work to date. Fresh and modern, conceived with muses, it’s ready to conquer the world.
Steve Kilbey reflects on Sydney Rococo, “Sydney Rococo is my Sydney filtered thru lush orchestras and sighing voices. The summers the dreams the vegetation always pushing skywards. The inexorable rush of love and the deep chasm of loneliness. Songs about things that happened and things that never could have happened. Songs for a banker or for a tramp. Songs about the seediness and the sea. Songs of Sydney morning and Sydney night.“
Mark Alexander-Erber, Golden Robot Entertainment Group Founder and President: says of Sydney Rococo, ‘I remember Approaching SK a few years ago and basically saying, I love Reptile, Comedown and Hotel Womb let’s make an album like that, rock n roll masterpieces, it was actually one of the first albums we commissioned at Golden Robot Records, and boy did he deliver, what an incredible selection of songs about some close to home subjects, he really is a master craftsman and one of our best songwriters, can’t wait for the world to hear this collection of beautifully crafted songs.’
Steve Kilbey is Australian contemporary music royalty. A prolific artist who has written, performed and produced 21 solo albums, as well as 30 with rock legends The Church.
His artistic oeuvre spans more than 45 years, and reaches outside the world of music, flowing in a cellular formation through his poetic lyrics into his psychedelic art paintings and far beyond.
Steve has published 3 books (with a new one in the works), composed and written 750 songs, has conjured lyrics of biblical proportions, poured out plenteous poetry and imagined and realized hundreds of original paintings.
The Church’s iconic Under The Milky Way won ‘Single Of The Year” at the 1989 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards. For his work with The Church, Kilbey then accepted, together with his bandmates, an induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.
Sydney Rococo will be released on November 23, the same day that Steve begins the Australian leg of The Church’s Starfish 30th Anniversary worldwide tour. The album will also be available for sale as merch at the shows.”
THE CHURCH TOUR DATES
Friday, November 23: Anita’s Theatre. Wollongong
Saturday, November 24: Nex, Newcastle
Sunday, November 25: QPAC, Brisbane
Friday, November 30: State Theatre, Sydney – SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 1: Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Sunday, December 2: Royal Theatre, Canberra
Tuesday, December 4: Auckland NZ
Friday, December 7: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sunday, December 9: Concert Hall, Perth
Sydney Rococo is available To Pre Order Now