arrow-right cart chevron-down chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up close menu minus play plus search share user email pinterest facebook instagram snapchat tumblr twitter vimeo youtube subscribe dogecoin dwolla forbrugsforeningen litecoin amazon_payments american_express bitcoin cirrus discover fancy interac jcb master paypal stripe visa diners_club dankort maestro trash
The Chills - Kaleidoscope World (2016)
The Chills - Kaleidoscope World (2016)

The Chills - Kaleidoscope World (2016)

The Chills

Flying Nun Records

$45.00

All prices in New Zealand dollars.

 

Kaleidoscope World is not just the starting point for The Chills, but an insight into the world of New Zealand guitar-pop and the Dunedin Sound an influence which carries on to indie-pop bands around the world today. Originally released in 1986, the compilation captures the best of the magical early period recordings of The Chills and simply oozes excitement and possibility. Now re-issued on a deluxe 2xLP and 2xCD set, it will feature six bonus, b-sides, demos and live tracks plus an expanded gatefold cover with photos, posters and liner notes from journalist Martin Aston.


The worlds first look at The Chills came via the 1982 Dunedin Double compilation featuring four acts (The Chills, The Verlaines, Sneaky Feelings and The Stones) all hailed from the New Zealand city in the deep south. Recorded on a portable 4-track it was distinctly lo-fi and in tune with the DIY ethic at the heart of the burgeoning Flying Nun label.

It was a sound in part born out of geography and location, with the spaciousness and remoteness of New Zealand itself matched with the glowing songs of chief Chill - Martin Phillipps - a music savant that somehow wrangles psychedelic pop and folk, Syd Barrett and Brian Wilson, all with Phillipps innate ability to sound both joyous and sad within a moment.

What was initially 8 songs (later expanded to 18 and now 24) have a unique bittersweet innocence from the title track through to the happy - sad aura of Frantic Drift and Rolling Moon. And amongst all the fragile melodies mixed with a childlike wonder, is Pink Frost for many The Chills most beloved track an eerie, haunting track, the bands first ‚hit,' perhaps the Flying Nun equivalent of Love Will Tear Us Apart. Surrounded by the aura of death following a dream Phillipps had, it also touches on a sense of desolation and yearning for a connection to the wider world and is no better example of the marvelous songwriting ability of this band from the world's southernmost point.

Tracklisting 

1 Kaleidoscope World
2 Satin Doll
3 Frantic Drift
4 Rolling Moon
5 Bite
6 Flame Thrower
7 Pink Frost
8 Purple Girl
9 This Is The Way
10 Never Never Go
11 Don't Even Know Her Name
12 Bee Bah Bee Bah Bee Boe
13 Whole Weird World
14 Dream By Dream
15 Doledrums
16 Hidden Bay
17 I Love My Leather Jacket
18 The Great Escape
19. Oncoming Day (Early Version)
20. Dan Destiny and The Silver Dawn (Unplugged)
21. Martyns Doctor Told Me
22. I'll Only See You Alone Again
23. Green Eyed Owl (Live)
24. Smile From A Dead Dead Face (Live)

View details
FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)

FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)

$42.00
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (Reissue) (2020)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (Reissue) (2020)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (Reissue) (2020)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (Reissue) (2020)

FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (Reissue) (2020)

$42.00
The Chills - Kaleidoscope World (2016)
The Chills - Kaleidoscope World (2016)

The Chills - Kaleidoscope World (2016)

$45.00
FN514 Various - Time To Go - The Southern Psychedelic Moment: 1981-86 (2012)
FN514 Various - Time To Go - The Southern Psychedelic Moment: 1981-86 (2012)

FN514 Various - Time To Go - The Southern Psychedelic Moment: 1981-86 (2012)

$0.00
FN517 Various - Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits (2011)
FN517 Various - Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits (2011)

FN517 Various - Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits (2011)

$0.00
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)

FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)

$0.00
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)

FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)

$0.00
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)

FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)

$0.00
FN365 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Surrounded ‎(1996)
FN365 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Surrounded ‎(1996)
FN365 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Surrounded ‎(1996)

FN365 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Surrounded ‎(1996)

$0.00
FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)
FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)
FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)
FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)
FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)

FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)

$0.00
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)

FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)

$0.00
FN377 Various - 15 (1995)
FN377 Various - 15 (1995)

FN377 Various - 15 (1995)

$0.00
FN306 The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hits (1994)
FN306 The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hits (1994)
FN306 The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hits (1994)

FN306 The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hits (1994)

$0.00
FN243 The Chills - Double Summer (1992)
FN243 The Chills - Double Summer (1992)
FN243 The Chills - Double Summer (1992)

FN243 The Chills - Double Summer (1992)

$0.00
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)

FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)

$36.00
FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)
FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)

FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)

$20.00
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)

FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)

$36.00
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)

FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)

$36.00
FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)
FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)
FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)
FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)
FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)

FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)

$20.00
FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)
FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)
FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)
FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)
FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)

FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)

$15.00
THE FLYING NUN 21ST ANNIVERSARY 'CIRCUS' - PEEL, MALKMUS & THE WHOLE NUN GANG

THE FLYING NUN 21ST ANNIVERSARY 'CIRCUS' - PEEL, MALKMUS & THE WHOLE NUN GANG

Under The Influence (FNCD021) came about through 12 months of loose talk, six months of intensive planning, three changes of date and two final weeks of very late nights. Indeed there were many times...

Read more
WHAT'S GOING ON? NEW AT THE NUN - CHANGES AT FLYING NUN RECORDS

WHAT'S GOING ON? NEW AT THE NUN - CHANGES AT FLYING NUN RECORDS

Welcome to the new Flying Nun website. It’s something we are quite proud of. I hope it signals a small step in a new direction. It was long overdue for...

Read more
STREAMING ISN'T EVERYTHING

STREAMING ISN'T EVERYTHING

Cover photo: The Beths at Auckland City Limits 2018. Photo: Gareth Shute Over the past decade, streaming has come to dominate the revenues of the local music industry, making up...

Read more
WOMXN TO THE FRONT: FEMINIST PUNK IN AOTEAROA

WOMXN TO THE FRONT: FEMINIST PUNK IN AOTEAROA

Below are the thoughts of some of the best established, emerging and unsigned womxn in Aotearoa punk right now dissecting what it means to be a womxn and an artist...

Read more

Net Orders Checkout

Item Price Qty Total
Subtotal $0.00
Shipping
Total

Shipping Address

Shipping Methods