The Chills ‘Snow Bound’ drops Sept 14

Jonathan ClancyNews, The Chills

The Chills’ ever-present songwriter Martin Phillipps has a check list. 1. Establish band as much-loved New Zealand legends. Check. 2. Release the greatest summer single ever in the shape of ‘Heavenly Pop Hit’. Check. 3. Go on lengthy 19-year sabbatical out of the public eye. Check. 4. Return to recording and cock a weary eye at politics, the environment and other social issues with an infectious earworm in mind. Check. … Read More

The Chills Announce New Zealand Tour

James NichollsEvents, Publishing, The Chills

The Chills are off on a 10-stop New Zealand tour this April/May! Full dates below. Purchase the latest record ‘Silver Bullets’ here: 26 Apr: San Fran, Wellington, NZ 27 Apr: St Peters Village Hall, Paekakariki, NZ 28 Apr: The Cabana, Napier, NZ 29 Apr: Royal Wanganui Opera House, Whanganui, NZ 04 May: Blue Smoke, Christchurch, NZ 05 May: The Scottish Hall, Invercargill, NZ 06 May: Sherwood Queenstown, Queenstown, NZ … Read More

Orchestra Of Spheres Reveal New Video For ‘Trapdoors’


‘Trapdoors’ video link: Following the recent release of ‘Brothers And Sisters Of The Black Lagoon’ on Fire Records. Orchestra Of Spheres reveal new video for ‘Trapdoors’.  Teaming up with local Wellington based artists Georgette Brown and Dan Harris, they have produced an entrancing and kaleidoscopic video that superbly captures the surreal and energetic nature of the band. Premiere on It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine : here “We had a cool time shooting this video. Wellington artist Georgette Brown wanted … Read More

Orchestra Of Spheres Reveal New Track ‘Anklung Song’

James NichollsOrchestra of Spheres

New Zealand alternative psych-rock-funk quartet Orchestra Of Spheres are back with a new album – ‘Brothers And Sisters Of The Black Lagoon’ – due for release on May 13th! And from it, we’re excited to announce a new single ‘Anklung Song’ – “A fantastic gumbo of warped, wandering guitar grooves, jangling percussion, infectious bass, intricate drumwork, and irresistible rhythmic bass lines” says Stereogum. You can now stream the track below through … Read More

The Chills “Pyramid / When The Poor Can Reach The Moon” 12″Single For Record Store Day

James NichollsThe Chills

Chills fans listen up! We’re releasing a 12″ vinyl limited edition single version of “Pyramid / When The Poor Can Reach The Moon” taken from the Dunedin legends most recent album ‘Silver Bullets’ for Record Store Day! “Pyramid / When The Poor Can Reach The Moon is the most ambitious song in the group’s entire catalog, and one whose firm grasp of melody and dynamics more than justifies its length. The … Read More