click here for more
The Chills Announce 'Scatterbrain' Album Release Tour

The Chills Announce 'Scatterbrain' Album Release Tour

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Alex Lovell-Smith / Thursday 18th February, 2021 8:00AM

It's a great time to be a fan of Dunedin music living legend Martin Phillipps. The leader of The Chills has his foot on the accelerator and is zooming into the future, with not only a brand new album entitled Scatterbrain set to launch soon, but also a just-announced release tour happening all across Aotearoa this coming April and May. Unless you've been sealed in some kind of cave with no internet access for the past 40 years, you'll be well aware Phillipps' helped define the sound of independent music in NZ, from The Chills' key contributions to Flying Nun's seminal 1982 The Dunedin Double EP onwards, gifting us such classic tunes as 'Heavenly Pop Hit', 'Pink Frost', 'I Love My Leather Jacket', 'Doledrums' 'House With A Hundred Rooms' and countless others. The story of Phillipps' rise on the global stage and subsequent struggles were depicted in directors Julia Parnell and Rob Curry's excellent 2019 documentary The Chills: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Martin Phillipps. Needless to say, attendance is mandatory — here are the details...

The Chills - Scatterbrain Album Release Tour

Friday 16th April - Oamaru Club, Oamaru
Saturday 17th April - Larnach Castle, Dunedin Arts Festival (sold out)
Sunday 18th April - Festival of Colour, Wanaka
Friday 30th April - Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Saturday 1st May - Wakatu Hotel, Nelson
Thursday 6th May - St. Peter's Hall, Paekākāriki
Friday 7th May - Meow, Wellington
Saturday 8th May - The Cabana, Napier
Sunday 9th May - The Dome, Gisborne
Thursday 13th May - Totara St, Mount Maunganui
Friday 14th May - Powerstation, Auckland
Saturday 15th May - Town Hall, Raglan
Friday 21st May - Dive, Dunedin w/ Marlin's Dreaming

Tickets available from 9am, Monday 22nd February via Banished Music

Experience the video for 'Monolith', the lead single from The Chills' forthcoming album Scatterbrain...

Listen to The Chills' spooky 1987 classic 'House With A Hundred Rooms'...

'Scatterbrain' is out on Friday 14th May via Fire Records, pre-orders are available now.


Share this
Subscribe/Follow Us
Don’t miss a thing! Follow us on your favourite platform  

You can show your support to keep UnderTheRadar running by making a contribution. From $1, any amount can make a huge difference and keep us bringing you the best, comprehensive local content. Support UTR!