The Chills with support from Anemone
05/10/2013 at Chick's Hotel, Port ChalmersChick's Hotel
2 Mount Street
Door Charge: $20
Perhaps only ‘when’, and even then the last 30 years seem to blur. This is testament to the physical persistence of Chills founder and centrifugal force Martin Phillipps, but also his kaleidoscopic, obsessive and idiosyncratic nature. For no other Flying Nun associate had such gumption to reach out overseas, nor was beset by both simple and turbulent twists of fate. Which meant no one could keep up with Phillipps’ wayward path - hence The Chills’ now infamously documented personnel changes (there are over 20 line-ups to peruse if you choose).
Like his fellow Flying Nun bedfellow Peter Gutteridge, Martin Phillips is enjoying something of a renaissance, with a new single resonating the same frequencies as his heavenly pop hits from the 80s and 90s. A new album is being recorded offshore in the upcoming months.