‘Some Days the Rain May Fall’ & ‘Fear the Fire’
7” single release + free download
January 27th 2014 on Blix Street
Kim Churchill prepares to launch his new studio album in 2014 with the release of two tracks on a limited edition 7”
Having completed a string of European dates as the hand-picked support act on Billy Bragg’s epic Tooth and Nail tour, and headlined his own show at London’s Borderline, Australian musical nomad Kim Churchill releases a limited edition 7” vinyl featuring two songs from his new studio album. Due for official release in January the tracks will also be available as a free download via Kim’s official website.
A double A side, track 1, Some Days the Rain May Fall is a thoughtful exploration of ethereal subtlety, hauntingly static, like a tonic, yet still provocative and stirring. Track 2, Fear the Fire, begins with an exquisitely delicate guitar introduction strikingly grounded in non-Western tonality. Once concluded the track begins in earnest, forceful and emotive, the tension increasing unabated until a shattering, steroid-charged, whaling guitar solo climax, quickly dissipating and concluding with a repeat of the original guitar exposition.
In 2014 Kim will release his first UK album, produced by Warne Livesey (Midnight Oil, The The, Matthew Good). The project, recorded in a remote rural village on Vancouver Island, Canada, is the first time Kim has entrusted a producer with holding the creative reigns, “Paradoxically, by relinquishing control to someone else I think this record has a clarity and has really captured who I am in a way I was unable to achieve on my own.”
The month spent recording the album was also the first time in 5 years that Kim had a permanent roof over his head – the busker and surfer, who left home aged 17, preferring to travel and live in customised vans. Kim won the 2009 Byron Bay Bluesfest Busker competition and he has returned annually to this festival’s main stage. Kim’s dynamic live performance focuses on his deft guitar-work while simultaneously playing bass drum, percussion, tambourine, harmonica and vocals.
Kim, a multi-instrumentalist, has already accomplished impressive feats in his short time as a professional musician. Kim is recognised as much internationally as he is in his homeland, having performed headline shows, festivals and supports alike all over the planet. As well as opening for Billy Bragg & Michael Franti, notable performances include Montreal Jazz, Telluride Blues, SXSW, and a plethora of festivals including Byron Bay Blues Festival.
“I think I find the most solace in not knowing where I am going and not knowing how I am going to get there. That way each moment contains the seed of mystery and the excitement of receiving exactly what a person with no expectations expects; nothing. And nothing is the perfect canvas for anything.”
Kim Churchill matches his lyrical artistry with fierce vocals; he is a sonic architect, using his instruments to create landscapes to animate his lyrics. Live, he is a true virtuoso.
Through January, Kim will be playing shows nationally across Australia then another cross Canada tour throughout March and April before returning to the UK.
Kim provides such heartwarming songs, illustrious compositions with mouth watering vocals. Just you wait until the single drops- you will become obsessed.