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Jul 03, 2018

New Zealand indie heroes The Chills have announced a new album, Snow Bound, and shared its first two singles, “Complex” and “Lord of All I Survey.” Snow Bound is due out September 14 via Fire. More




Reviews

Nov 23, 2022

The Chills played a career spanning set in Brooklyn last week. More

Jul 16, 2021

Given Martin Phillipps’ well-documented absence from the music scene for several decades (not including occasional live shows and the 2006 mini-album Stand By), it was an incredibly pleasant surprise when he reconvened a new version of The Chills in the early 2010s and they started gigging and making studio albums again. More

Feb 25, 2021

Here are long-awaited reissues of The Chills’ second and third LPs from 1990 and 1992, respectively, on colored vinyl from Flying Nun, the label that originally issued these in New Zealand back when they first came out. More

Jan 17, 2019

The Chills have been on something of a roll since 2015’s bold Silver Bullets, which was swiftly followed by the following year’s deluxe reissue of the suitably titled Kaleidoscope World (1986). NowMartin Phillips’ crew appears to have crafted the most light-hearted, optimistic of the legendary Dunedin, New Zealand band’s recent line-up offerings. More

Aug 30, 2016

When this compilation of Chills singles, compilation appearances (the first side consists of their four tracks on the legendary Dunedin Double compilation that helped launch the ‘80s scene in New Zealand), and other stray tracks first appeared in 1986 on the venerable Flying Nun label on a 12-inch, it was only eight tracks long. More

Oct 28, 2015

As the sole constant member of The Chills, Martin Phillipps spent the 1980s dreaming up some of indie pop’s earliest (and greatest) songs. Irrepressible single “Heavenly Pop Hit” spurred a brief commercial peak in the early ‘90s, which was followed by a couple decades’ worth of all too real travails (addiction, illness, endless lineup changes) that contrasted sharply with the whimsical fantasies The Chills created on record. More