Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy – White Magic

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy, of The Church and All Indio Radio respectively, pull another rabbit out of their collective hat on sophomore collaborative album White Magic.  The 11 atmospheric songs follow and lead off the path of predecessor Unseen Music, Unheard Words, treading (or is that floating?) understatedly through acoustic guitar strum, … [Read more...]

Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy – “Close” video

Steve Kilbey of The Church and Martin Kennedy of All India Radio have collaborated again on a captivating second album titled White Magic which is out now.  The multi-talented Martin has created an illustration ‘n’ animation video for the song “Close” where he depicts Steve serenely riding a horse (that sports a near-continuously bemused smile) … [Read more...]

Short Takes on Four Albums

Blood Red Shoes - Fire Like This V2 Brighton, England-based Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter returned last year with their sophomore album Fire Like This and it burns with a cool, blue-flame intensity (as depicted by the album’s cover art) compared to the red-hot wildfire of the band’s debut, Box of … [Read more...]

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy – Live at the Toff in Town DVD

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy released their collaborative debut album Unseen Music Unheard Words on August 17, 2009 under the name Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy Present… The Live at the Toff in Town region-free DVD, filmed September 10, 2009 at the Toff in Melbourne, Australia, showcases Steve, Martin, Graham Lee (The Triffids), and Michael … [Read more...]

All India Radio – A Low High

Australian Martin Kennedy formed All India Radio in 2000, releasing several albums including an ARIA-nominated self-titled album in 2003, and has contributed compositions to film and TV soundtracks like director Michael Moore’s Sicko and the TV series One Tree Hill.  A Low High is the last chapter in a musical trilogy that Martin started with … [Read more...]

Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy Present – Unseen Music Unheard Words

An album over three years in the making, Unseen Music Unheard Words is an inviting blend of lyrics and vocals by Steve Kilbey of The Church and soundscapes by Martin Kennedy of All India Radio.  Their collaboration spans 12 songs at 51 minutes and delivers gently flowing, relaxed, and mesmerizing atmospherics with Steve's inimitable vocal and … [Read more...]