The Chills are back in the UK and Europe for the first time in over six years

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


Tour 2023
04 Jun: Primavera Sound, Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain
05 Jun: Primavera Sound, El Sol, Madrid, Spain
07 Jun: Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands, w/ Rats On Rafts
08 Jun: Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands, w/ Rats On Rafts
10 Jun: Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK, w/ Rats On Rafts
11 Jun: MONO, Glasgow, UK, w/ Rats On Rafts
12 Jun: Cluny, Newcastle, UK, w/ Rats On Rafts
13 Jun: Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK, w/ Rats On Rafts
14 Jun: Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK, w/ Rats On Rafts
15 Jun: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK, w/ Rats On Rafts
16 Jun: Earth, London, UK, w/ Rats On Rafts
18 Jun: Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK, w/ Rats On Rafts
19 Jun: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK, w/ Rats On Rafts
20 Jun: Cornish Bank, Falmouth, UK
22 Jun: Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland
23 Jun: Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland

Deeper Into Movies & Fire Records presents a rare screening of The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps.

Introduction by Martin Phillipps followed by a Q&A with Martin and director Rob Curry.

The story of lyrical genius, Martin Phillipps and his band, The Chills, is a cautionary tale, a triumph over tragedy, and a statement about the meaning of music in our lives.

Screening Details:

Rio Cinema, Dalston
Saturday 17th June
Starts 1PM

Screening Tickets On Sale Now

An architect of New Zealand’s fabled Dunedin sound


The Chills ‘Scatterbrain’