The Chills triumphant return ‘Scatterbrain’ is out today

Dunedin’s finest, The Chills seventh album ‘Scatterbrain’ is out today. A landmark album from one of the great modern song writers, it’s pure pop music for the new normal and we can’t wait to see how it ends…

‘Scatterbrain’ is a thought-provoking and evocative stock take from a man who has lived through good times and bad. Viewed from the perspective of a man understanding his age and indeed his own mortality, the new album is underpinned, as ever, with catchy melodies and an incisive turn of phrase.

There’s a stark honesty in these songs, we live in hope and with a gloriously uplifting 32 minutes to play on repeat as the world continues to confuse. ‘Scatterbrain’ is a life passing before your ears as uncertainty increases and fake news rumbles on; during which aliens invade, Martin Phillipps scales the walls beyond abandon as he probes the minutiae of worlds within worlds and the hourglass fills.

‘Scatterbrain’ is available in Limited Edition Deep Sea Marble LP, Sky Blue LP and CD with artwork from David Costa (Trees)

Order/Listen to ‘Scatterbrain’

The Chills Artist Page

A quest for truth and hope in a time of misinformation and despair.


The Chills ‘Scatterbrain’



An essential contemporary voice

The Wire

An ebullient and energetic collection.

Norman Records

Phillipps and his supporting players fuse moodiness with his instinctive feel for pop.


The Chills are very much still creating their finest works

Louder Than War

A classic

Brooklyn Vegan