Ep 687: Steve Kilbey on his new album, The Hall of Counterfeits, with The Winged Heels
Written by admin on July 3, 2021
Steve Kilbey talks about his new album, The Hall of Counterfeits, composed and recorded with his band The Winged Heels.
The Hall of Counterfeits, a double-album, is a collection of Kilbey’s interests, thoughts, observations and ponderances over the past thirty years including ancient history, mythology, philosophy and The Beatles. The music is quite eclectic, ranging from guitar heavy tracks to more experimental cuts with varied effects and ethnic instruments from all over the globe to Church-esque sounds laden with Steve’s 80s and 90s pop sensibilities.
“In 1990 I released an album called Remindlessness in which I attempted to take in everything I had ever been fascinated by and reconcile the whole damn lot with a weird and wild bunch of songs,” says Kilbey. “Thirty years on, armed with three brilliant musicians (The Winged Heels), time has enabled me to give voice to those same preoccupations: past lives, Indian and Middle Eastern music, religion, ancient history, the Beatles and the many implications of their work.”
We also play music from Strawberry Switchblade, Blue Peter, Hazel O’Connor, Split Enz and more