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

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

The Chills

Chills, The

$42.00

All prices in New Zealand dollars.

Submarine Bells the iconic early album from The Chills’ catalogue has been remastered for a super sweet moment of ear candy, perfect for rediscovery — out on coloured vinyl 15th January, 2021 via Flying Nun Records.

Back in the Flying Nun vinyl catalogue for the first time in almost three decades, you can now get your hands on this much sought after reissue; Submarine Bells is available on translucent green vinyl — pressed in New Zealand, thanks to Holiday Records.

Submarine Bells is The Chills’ much-praised second album from 1990. Built around Martin Phillipps’ off-kilter vocal; all accent, all attitude, it reels around folk-like couplets with brusque punk swagger fed through psychedelic hues; so timeless it still simmers beautifully. It includes the effervescent, euphoric opener ‘Heavenly Pop Hit’.

“The Chills distilled post-punk with the sweet delivery of Phillipps, making it sound like The Fall paying homage to Prefab Sprout. Something that rare.” — Perfect Sound Forever

“Utterly immaculate” — Pitchfork 

Fronted by the rare talent of Martin Phillipps, The Chills were originally formed in 1980 and had a revolving cast of band members, with Phillipps remaining the only constant. His knack for writing fantastic pop songs led to chart hits back home and a cult following around the world.  With their early releases via Flying Nun Records, The Chills produced a number of critically acclaimed recordings such as the single “Pink Frost” (their first hit) from the compilation album ‘Kaleidoscope World’ and “Wet Blanket” from the LP ’Brave Words’. 

At the height of the band’s success, John Peel invited them in for a number of BBC sessions (1985/1987/1988) which were released for the first time in 2014.  They released the album Submarine Bells in 1990, where their single, “Heavenly Pop Hit” garnered much international praise and press. The band returned to NZ as national heroes and proceeded to release several more albums including Soft Bomb and Sunburnt. 

With a few years hiatus due to health problems, Martin picked up The Chills again in ’99 and throughout the 00’s playing shows around the world and reaching a wider audience and gaining a cult following. The band have many faithful friends around the world and a new generation (Peter Bjorn and John, Songs, The Go Find, Panda Bear, The Shins et al) are now covering or attempting to emulate The Chills unique sound. 

Martin has a single-minded determination to take quality, original NZ-sounding, melodic rock music global. His requirement of band members has been to meet a standard of musicianship, which is necessary to deliver The Chills songs with essential consistent energy. This determination stems from the punk rock ethics of Martin’s musical awakening and from the subsequent proximity to people like Chris Knox who drove home how crucial it was to deliver music always with intensity and conviction.  This live energy is the central reason why The Chills are remembered fondly in all of the thirty-nine countries that they have thus far visited. It’s the combination of this AND the consistent quality of their songs which have established The Chills as one of the most well-known New Zealand groups to date.

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Chills, The - Scatterbrain (2021)
Chills, The - Scatterbrain (2021)
Chills, The - Scatterbrain (2021)
Chills, The - Scatterbrain (2021)

Chills, The - Scatterbrain (2021)

$49.00
Chills, The - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
Chills, The - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
Chills, The - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
Chills, The - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
Chills, The - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)

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

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

Chills, The - 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)

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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)

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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)

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FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)

FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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
AK79 TO CLASS OF 81 BOOK - INTERVIEW & PREFACE

AK79 TO CLASS OF 81 BOOK - INTERVIEW & PREFACE

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MERMGROWN FESTIVAL PHOTOS

MERMGROWN FESTIVAL PHOTOS

The very successful Mermgrown was held and the Newtown Workingmen's Bowling Club over the weekend. The sunny afternoon was all about relaxed tunes, bowling on the green, picking up a few tasty snacks and...

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PUNK IT UP - FROM 'NOT THE 1978 TOUR' TO PIU 2021

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In anticipation of the Punk It Up music festival, Andrew Boak and Sonya Waters talk to Kate Powell about local punk - from 1981 to 2021. Punk It Up V is now...

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THE FERRET & THE EGG - A FORENSIC READING OF THE BARREL BY ALDOUS HARDING

Claire Mabey, writer and founder/director of Verb Wellington, goes down the Aldous Harding rabbit hole. She explores the literary prose of the ferret, the egg and The Barrel. No comment on the hat. 

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