Back in the UK and Europe for the first time in over six years, The Chills announce an extensive summer tour that includes a special stop-off at Ramsgate Music Hall on June 18th!
Martin Phillipps is the legendary leader of this classic Dunedin band, with a strange, light, airy, eerie, breezy magic attached to these timeless tunes…
“The songwriter that helped kick off indie rock as we know it” – NPR
The Chills are a band from Dunedin, New Zealand fronted by the rare talent of Martin Phillipps. Martin Phillipps (Guitar/Vox), Callum Hampton (Bass/Backing Vocals), Todd Knudson (Drums/Backing Vocals), Erica Scally (Guitar/Keyboards/Violin/Backing Vocals) and Oli Wilson (Keyboards/Backing Vocals). Martin has a single-minded determination to take quality, original NZ-sounding, melodic rock music global. His requirement of band members has been to meet a standard of musicianship, which is necessary to deliver The Chills songs with essential consistent energy. This determination stems from the punk rock ethics of Martin’s musical awakening and from the subsequent proximity to people like Chris Knox who drove home how crucial it was to deliver music always with intensity and conviction. This live energy is the central reason why The Chills are remembered fondly in all of the thirty-nine countries that they have thus far 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 – particularly in the US, UK and Europe.
“An architect of New Zealand’s fabled Dunedin sound returns with another dose of heavenly pop” – Pitchfork
“Just glorious” – The Guardian
“It’s dramatic, it’s grand, and it proves yet again that Martin Phillipps hasn’t lost a step and will hopefully go on for a long time making records” – All Music