SMASHING PUMPKINS PAY HOMAGE TO THE CHURCH
- Category: The Church
Playing their first shows in Australia since 1996, the Smashing Pumpkins included a cover of The Church’s “Reptile” in the encore of their headlining set at V Festival Sydney. The Church, a band revered to be one of the best bands ever to come out of Australia, were one of the early pioneers of the “New Wave” and “Neo-Psychedelic” sounds of the 1980s. Countless bands cite the group as a major influence and imitate the sound they spawned over 25 years ago. To this day, The Church continues to write, record and tour both collectively and individually. Guitarist Marty Willson-Piper will embark on a solo tour of the US in May to support his new album, entitled “Nightjar” (to be released on Heyday Records in North America), and The Church will return for an extensive North American electric tour in the fall.