Tag: Martin Phillipps

The Chills announce seventh album ‘Scatterbrain’ — stream new track ‘Monolith’

The Chills announce seventh album ‘Scatterbrain’ — stream new track ‘Monolith’

New Zealand indie-pop legends The Chills will return this spring with their seventh studio album, the 10-track Scatterbrain that is preceded by the recently released track “You’re Immortal” and the brand-single “Monolith” — which you can hear right here. Plus full tracklist.

The Chills debut new song ‘You’re Immortal’ with full album expected to follow in 2021

The Chills debut new song ‘You’re Immortal’ with full album expected to follow in 2021

Martin Phillipps recently released a brand-new song by The Chills — it’s called “You’re Immortal,” and you can stream it right here — that comes ahead of an anticipated new album to be released by Fire Records at some point in 2021. A new album from The Chills would be the band’s first since 2018’s Snow Bound.

The Chills’ ‘Submarine Bells’ and ‘Soft Bomb’ remastered and reissued on vinyl

The Chills’ ‘Submarine Bells’ and ‘Soft Bomb’ remastered and reissued on vinyl

Fire Records has just reissued The Chills’ second and third albums — 1990’s major-label debut Submarine Bells and its follow-up, 1992’s Soft Bomb — on vinyl with newly remastered sound, pressings that are available now via the label but not until November in record stores. Full details right here.

Watch: The Chills play ‘Pink Frost’ and more in on-air set for Seattle’s KEXP

Watch: The Chills play ‘Pink Frost’ and more in on-air set for Seattle’s KEXP

Martin Phillipps brought his iconic New Zealand indie-pop outfit The Chills to the studios of Seattle’s KEXP during the band’s U.S. tour this past spring for a four-song on-air set and interview that the radio station has recently shared via YouTube. You can watch it right here.

Listen: The Chills’ Martin Phillipps talks to Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast in 3-part interview

Listen: The Chills’ Martin Phillipps talks to Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast in 3-part interview

Our friends at the Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast recently sat down with Martin Phillipps, bandleader of iconic New Zealand indie-pop outfit The Chills, backstage at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C., for a three-part interview — which you can listen to in full right here.

The Chills to embark on first U.S. tour since 1996 ahead of SXSW next spring

The Chills to embark on first U.S. tour since 1996 ahead of SXSW next spring

New Zealand indie-pop legends The Chills will embark on their first U.S. tour in 23 years next spring as they play 14 concerts in support of their new album Snow Bound in the lead-up to an appearance at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. See full dates right here.

Listen: The Chills, ‘Scarred’ — new track off upcoming album ‘Snow Bound’

Listen: The Chills, ‘Scarred’ — new track off upcoming album ‘Snow Bound’

It’s now less than a month before New Zealand indie-pop legends The Chills release their new album Snow Bound, and Martin Phillipps and Co. have premiered the third track off the record: the chunky rocker “Scarred,” which you can stream here. This follows the release of two songs off the record last month.

The Chills to release new album ‘Snow Bound’ in September — hear 2 new songs now

The Chills to release new album ‘Snow Bound’ in September — hear 2 new songs now

New Zealand indie-pop legends The Chills — the Martin Phillipps-led group that long has carried the banner for the Dunedin sound — will return in September with a new album titled Snow Bound, and you can already get an earful of two songs off new record. Stream them both right here.

Premiere: The Chills, ‘Somewhere Beautiful’ — stream indie-pop legends’ new live album

Premiere: The Chills, ‘Somewhere Beautiful’ — stream indie-pop legends’ new live album

The Chills this week christen their new “special ongoing partnership” with Fire Records with their first release on the label: a gorgeous live album called Somewhere Beautiful that was recorded on New Year’s Eve 2011 and is being released this week on CD, digitally and as a deluxe 3LP vinyl pressing.

The Chills to release triple LP live set ‘Somewhere Beautiful’ this fall

The Chills to release triple LP live set ‘Somewhere Beautiful’ this fall

Earlier this summer, Fire Records announced a “special ongoing partnership” with New Zealand indie-pop legends The Chills, and quickly followed that up with the release of the band’s first new song in nine years, “Molten Gold.” Now comes the first release of the new partnership: a triple LP live album.

Stream: The Chills, ‘Molten Gold’ — first new song in nearly a decade

Stream: The Chills, ‘Molten Gold’ — first new song in nearly a decade

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.”

The Chills to play 30th anniversary concert in New Zealand, release special live album

The Chills to play 30th anniversary concert in New Zealand, release special live album

New Zealand alt-pop act The Chills will celebrate its 30th anniversary later this month with a concert at the site of the band’s Nov. 15, 1980, live debut — plus, the group plans to release a live album with two “rudimentary” recordings from that first concert.

Quick Spins: The Chills, Peter Gabriel, Pixies, The Primitives, The Cure

Quick Spins: The Chills, Peter Gabriel, Pixies, The Primitives, The Cure

Tweet This Thursday, Radio New Zealand will broadcast part of a concert staged last June by reformed indie heroes The Chills to celebrate the 25th […]