Back in the UK and Europe for the first time in over six years, The Chills announce label mates, Rats On Rafts, will join them on the road this summer. Following their London show at Hackney’s Earth on June 16th, there will be a rare London screening of ‘The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps’ at the Rio Cinema in Dalston on 17th June which includes a Q&A with Martin Phillipps and director, Rob Curry.
The Dunedin songsmiths helmed by the enigmatic Martin Phillipps will be performing their hits spanning the last four decades including ‘Pink Frost’, ‘Leather Jacket’ and ‘Heavenly Pop Hit’. A special tour that unites the band’s last forty years with their most recent, acclaimed albums ‘Scatterbrain’ and ‘Snowbound’.
Delivering mature and honest reflections on life, destiny and the fate of our times with beautiful melodies from one of today’s great modern songwriters. Martin Phillipps’ trademarked incisive turn of phrase, is pure pop music viewed from the perspective of a man understanding his own mortality.
“It’s about artistic integrity, self-realisation, self-acceptance and a reflection on mortality.” The Guardian
One of the Netherland’s most progressive band’s in recent years, Rats On Rafts join label mates and will be performing music from their latest album. ‘Excerpts From Chapter 3…’ captures their transition from punk-spiked-pop to psyche-pop protagonists.
“One of the great contemporary European rock bands” Louder Than War