The Chills announce 2019 US tour

Jonathan ClancyEvents, News, The Chills

US Tour Dates: 19 Feb: The Bellhouse, NY, US 20 Feb: The Middle East, Boston, US 22 Feb: White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, US 23 Feb: Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, US 24 Feb: The Black Cat, Washington, US 26 Feb: Outer Limits Lounge, Detroit, US 27 Feb: The Empty Bottle, Chicago, US 28 Feb: The Turf Club, Minneapolis, US 2 Mar: The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa, US 3 Mar: The Echo, … Read More

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

Pledge To The Chills Film Kickstarter Campaign

James NichollsNews, The Chills

Over $10,000 has been raised so far towards The Chills Film Kickstarter campaign! Check out the link below to pledge and get your hands on some exclusive The Chills merchandise, including these mystery boxes hand picked by Martin Phillipps himself, original Chills posters, signed records and 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

The Chills Cover David Bowie’s ‘Conversation Piece’ – TIDAL Exclusive

James NichollsNews, Publishing, The Chills

The Chills cover of David Bowie’s ‘Conversation Piece’ is streaming over at TIDAL now + interview with Martin Phillipps on his top 5 Bowie tracks! Read up here: Direct link to track on TIDAl: (just log in or sign up!) Purchase the latest record ‘Silver Bullets’ from Bandcamp: or the Fire Records online shop:

The Chills ‘I Love My Leather Jacket’ Live at Primavera Sound Barcelona

James NichollsThe Chills

A couple of weeks ago, New Zealand indie-pop legends graced the Ray Ban stage on a sunny afternoon at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival – now you can re-live the moment and watch the live performance over at Red Bull TV below! Pre-order ‘The Curse Of The Chills’ feature documentary here: This exclusive hardback book contains ‘The Curse Of the Chills’ documentary on DVD, as well as the Martin Phillipps … Read More

The Chills Play London’s KOKO Tonight!

James NichollsEvents, The Bevis Frond, The Chills

IT’S TONIGHT! The last time to catch legendary New Zealand indie-poppers The Chills before they head home! New songs, old songs and everything in between – maybe even a request or two! TICKETS HERE After making their way around the EU from Cardiff to Amsterdam to Paris and a huge, welcoming crowd at Primavera Sound Barcelona, they grace the stage tonight at London’s premiere venue: KOKO. Support comes from seminal … Read More

Fire Records Tour Dates Summer 2016 – By Artist

James NichollsEvents

Below is your monthly round-up of all Fire Records / Earth Recordings/ Critical Heights events including London shows from Orchestra Of Spheres,The Chills and The Bevis Frond as well as news of The Chills playing Primavera Festival! Fire will also be out and about at The Great Escape Festival this weekend – if you’d like to meet up please drop me a line on Don’t forget we also continue with our … Read More

The Chills Begin UK/EU Tour This Month!

James NichollsEvents, The Chills

New Zealand pop legends The Chills are heading to the UK/EU in just a few weeks and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them back! Starting off in Cardiff, the band will play the tiny West Hill Hall in Brighton, before travelling to Europe and then back to London for a show at the capital’s premiere venue KOKO!   Tourdates 27 May: The Globe, Cardiff, Wales, UK 28 May: West … Read More

The Bevis Frond Announce Reissues + Support The Chills at KOKO London!

James NichollsEvents, The Bevis Frond, The Chills

We couldn’t be more excited to announce The Bevis Frond as support for The Chills London show at KOKO on June 8th! Plus, Fire will be reissuing ‘New River Head’, ‘Any Gas Faster’ and ‘London Stone’ our July 29th Listen to the new reissue sampler below Live Dates 8 June: Koko, London UK w / The Chills 17-19 June: Sonic Rock Solstice, Worcestershire, UK 10 July: Birthdays, London, UK support from … Read More

The Chills Announce Summer Tour Dates

Jenna JonesNews, The Chills

Back in October, The Chills released their first full length album in nearly two decades. The critically acclaimed ‘Silver Bullets’ hailed the return of one of New Zealand’s most respected exports. Their chiming Dunedin-pop anthems and timeless pop songs are “arguably their best so far, bursting with gorgeous melodies and Phillipps’ wonderful sincerity” Independent. For Record Store Day 2016, The Chills will also release 12” single “Pyramid/When The Poor Can … Read More

Iggy Pop Plays Two Tracks From The Chills – “That’s Fine Art According To Me”

James NichollsThe Chills

On his BBC6 Music show ‘Iggy Confidential’, the legendary Iggy Pop played ‘Warm Waveform’ from Silver Bullets and ‘Pink Frost’ from The Chills! He said of the tracks: “that’s fine art according to me. I guess you’d call that a band that’s both old and new in that they apparently formed and broke off a while ago and then a little less while ago, reformed and still give great stuff. … 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

Fire Announce Record Store Day 2016 Releases

James NichollsNews

We’ve been waiting a very long time for this but it’s finally time to unveil our RSD 2016 releases! We’ve got some real treats in store this year with coloured LP’s from The Bevis Frond and Bardo Pond, box sets from Half Japanese and Giant Sand and 7 & 12” singles from Pere Ubu, Virginia Wing, The Chills! LP BOX SETS Giant Sand – The Sun Set (Volume 1) Part … Read More

The Chills Announce London Show at KOKO 8th June 2016

James NichollsThe Chills

“Driving pop fulled by simple, incessant guitar lines, combined with Phillipps’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 Stream ‘When The Poor Can Reach The Moon’ below Following the success of ‘Silver Bullets’, their first album in nearly 2 decades, Dunedin legends The Chills return to … Read More