credit: Alex Lovell-Smith
See The Chills documentary world premiere at SXSW: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/films/2008846
The Chills are a band from Dunedin, New Zealand fronted by the rare talent of Martin Phillipps. Originally formed in 1980, The Chills had a revolving cast of band members with Phillipps remaining the only constant. His knack for writing fantastic pop songs led to chart hits back home and a cult following around the world. The Chills produced a number of critically acclaimed recordings such as the single “Pink Frost” (their first hit) from the compilation album Kaleidoscope World and “Wet Blanket” from the LP Brave Words. Joining influential labels Creation and Homestead, they then moved to Warner Brothers imprint Slash and onto the world of majors. The BBC's John Peel invited them in for a number of BBC sessions (1985/1987/1988). The Chills live energy is the reason why The Chills are remembered fondly in all of the 39 countries that they have visited. It’s the combination of this AND the consistent quality of their songs which have established The Chills as one of the most well-known New Zealand groups to date.
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