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Twilight at Taronga: The Church

Indie rock artist Adam Newling will open for The Church.

Few bands enter their fifth decade of making music with all the fierce creative energy of their early years. Few bands are like The Church

We’re honoured to welcome The Church back to Twilight in 2023.

The Australian psych-guitar masters are deep into recording the band’s 25th studio album 40 years after their formation and will treat the audience to songs from across the band’s career. Fans will be the first to hear some of the new additions from their forthcoming album.

The Church’s repertoire began with classic early albums ‘Of Skins and Heart’ – delivering the classic ‘The Unguarded Moment’ – ‘The Blurred Crusade’, ‘Heyday’ and ‘Starfish’. 

‘Starfish’ was the 1988 album that broke into the mainstream and gave The Church the international hit ‘Under the Milky Way’. The hit single has been regarded as one of the most influential and recognisable Australian rock anthems of all time.

In 2010 The Church were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame and reaffirmed their status as one of the world’s great live bands with the ‘Future Past Perfect’ tour, performing their ‘Untitled #23’, ‘Priest=Aura’ and ‘Starfish’ albums to rapturous audiences in the US and Australia.

The epic line-up is bassist, vocalist and founder Steve Kilbey; with long-time collaborator timEbandit 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, 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 recently recruited one of Australia’s finest and most respected guitarists Ashley Naylor (Even, The Grapes). 

Indie rock artist Adam Newling will open for The Church.

Adam utilises country sensibilities and eclectic knowledge of sound in his music to unprecedented effect. 

Inspired by the likes of Buck Meek of Big Thief and solo fame, who has set the benchmark for uniqueness in an oversaturated world, and the captivating, dream-like music of Molly Burch, it is clear as day that Adam is influenced by exceptional creatives. 

In the same vein as these artists, and many others who create country-tinged indie rock, Adam hopes to shine a light in the dark, fusing unabashed creativity with heartfelt lyricism.

And he has done just that with his debut single ‘Cheer Up’, a glowing, glimmering guitar-led track that delves into issues of mental health and isolation.

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Location: Bradleys Head Road, Mosman

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Date

Feb 24 2023
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Time

6:00 pm

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$66 - $158

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