18 MAY 2014 ~ NZ ARTIST OF THE DAY
"The Chills were exemplars of the so-called Dunedin Sound – an often moist and melancholy, simultaneously dark and breezy amalgam of Western garage-pop roots but invested with an otherworldly aura, as if those overseas influences had indeed seeped in upside down. But only Phillipps was this quixotic, bridging folk and bubblegum, Bowie and Syd Barrett, with feverish shivers and childlike whimsy. (No one else would have dared wear pixie boots with no irony, only joy)"
Martin Aston - Flying Nun Records
The central figure of Dunedin band The CHILLS is Martin Phillips.
There have been over 20 line-ups of this band in the past 30 years, and incredible musicians in the mix.
The current line-up consists of these fantastic musicians:
Martin Phillips vocals, guitar, keyboards
Erica Stichbury keyboards, violin, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Oli Wilson keyboards and backing vocals
James Dickson bass and backing vocals
Todd Knudson drums
They are currently rehearsing to head off on tour to AUCKLAND, CHRISTCHURCH and DUNEDIN... and for those of you in Europe... tour dates are in the works!!
WE HAVE TICKETS FOR THE DUNEDIN SHOW: $21
(cash or eftpos only)
Want to reminisce? here is THE CHILLS well known music video for PINK FROST
For more info: www.softbomb.com
THE CHILLS facebook page
TV3 news clip on Shane Cotton artworks & Somewhere Beautiful
THE CHILLS music available at RELICS