Last week, Fire Records announced a “special ongoing partnership” with New Zealand indie-pop legends The Chills that it headlined “The Past, The Present, The Future.” Now, as bandleader Martin Phillipps celebrates his 50th birthday this week, the label has premiered the band’s first new music in nine years: “Molten Gold,” which you can stream below.
It’s not yet known whether this is the first taste of a new album from The Chills, proprietors of the so-called “Dunedin Sound” and best known for their singles “Pink Frost” and “Heavenly Pop Hit.” Phillipps has not released music under The Chills’ name since 2004’s Stand By EP.
Fire Records’ announcement of the new partnership alludes to this week’s single release being the first of “several projects” with Phillipps.
Check out the new song below:
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