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THE CHILLS TO RELEASE SILVER BULLETS IN NEW ZEALAND - 30th OCTOBER - PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW!

Ben Howe

On the 30th October The Chills release their first full-length album in nearly two decades, released on Fire Records and available in New Zealand via Flying Out

They have also just released a new single called 'Warm Waveform', which premiered over on Stereogum here. This track follows the two cracker singles 'America Says Hello' and 'Molten Gold'.

Pre-orders of the album on vinyl and CD are now available at Flying Out and all good retailers.

Silver Bullets' hails the return of one of New Zealand’s most respected exports; Bursting with chiming Dunedin-pop anthems, melodic rock and Phillipps’ playful punk-rock tendencies, the thrilling new album brings them to the next chapter.
 
Recorded at Albany Street Studios in Dunedin (NZ) the album instantly reaffirms Phillipps’ aptitude for writing intelligent and timeless pop songs delivered with conviction. Whether tackling issues on the economy, fighting with ‘Silver Bullets’ or the observant nature of Southern Lights on ‘Aurora Corona’, The Chills complex pop resonates in a cacophony of dark-edged songs. Their underlying melancholy remains and is offset by their signature catchy melodies bringing a haunting depth to their idiosyncratic sound.
 
New Zealand legends, The Chills are led by Martin Phillipps. Formed in 1980, the indie luminaries revolving line-up has had Phillipps at its core for over thirty years. Originally on Flying Nun they later joining influential labels Creation and Homestead. At the height of their success John Peel even invited them in for a number of BBC sessions.
 
Significant chart success at home and a following worldwide would see 1990’s ‘Submarine Bells’ gain critical acclaim. When ‘Soft Bomb’ dropped in 1992, as they toured the US, things imploded resulting in the group disbanding and it wasn’t until 1996 that their next album ‘Sunburnt’ appeared with a new line up on Flying Nun.
 
Driving pop fulled by simple, incessant guitar lines, combined with Phillips’s facility for a hook-laden melody.” - The Wire

The songwriter that helped kick off indie rock as we know it.” – NPR

Capable of rousing rock and breathtaking beauty.” - Pitchfork

The group’s loose and energetic and its signature pop-rock is still potent and the melodies as catchy as ever.” - Pop Matters 

The Chills: Martin Phillipps (Guitar/Vox), James Dickson (Bass/Backing Vocals), Todd Knudson (Drums/Backing Vocals), Erica Stichbury (Violin/Backing Vocals) and Oli Wilson (Keyboards/Backing Vocals).
 



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