The Chills are back! Their brand new album Silver Bullets is out in New Zealand today!
It's their first full-length album in nearly two decades and so far Silver Bullets is being showered with praise.
Recorded at Albany Street Studios in Dunedin (NZ) the album instantly reaffirms Martin 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.
Here is what a few reviewers are saying.
"It's one of the best-realised Chills albums in the band's long lumpy history - and the local rock comeback of many a year too." 4.5/5 stars - NZ Herald
"There's a recurring sense of Phillipps contemplating his gifts with a careful uncertian wonder" 8/10 - Uncut Magazine
"On Silver Bullets, he fights back the only way he knows how: with beauty" Pitchfork
4/5 stars - Q Magazine