The Chills

Scatterbrain

£22.99
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14th May 2021 / LP or CD / Fire Records
     

The Chills

Scatterbrain

£22.99
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Eyes down for some introspective shoe-gaze pop from the New Zealander living-legend tunesmith, Mr. Martin Phillipps.

Released: 14th May 2021
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Dunedin’s finest, The Chills release their seventh studio album ‘Scatterbrain’, a glorious self-examination of Martin Phillipps’ songwriting hot(ish) on the heels of the hugely successful ‘Snowbound’ (2018) and the critically-acclaimed movie ‘The Chills: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Martin Phillipps’ a year later.

+ Limited indie version LP is pressed on 'Deep sea' blue and white marbled vinyl.

+ The first run of the standard LP is pressed on solid 'sky blue' vinyl.

Now in 2021, Phillipps is now taking stock of things – everything. Yes, everything. The result is this triumphant new Chills’ album ‘Scatterbrain’, a thought-provoking and evocative take from a man who has lived through good times and bad.
A mature and honest reflection on life, destiny and the fate of our times delivered in beautiful melodies with Phillipps’ trademarked incisive turn of phrase.
Viewed from the perspective of a man understanding his age and indeed his own mortality, the new album takes a mature look at matters arising with a side order of perspective.

‘Scatterbrain’ is a life passing before your ears as uncertainty increases and fake news rumbles on; during which aliens invade, Phillipps scales the walls beyond abandon as he probes the minutiae of worlds within worlds and the hourglass fills.
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…

“This is what a living legend looks and sounds like.” - Rolling Stone.
“It’s about artistic integrity, self-realisation, self-acceptance and a reflection on mortality.” - The Guardian.
“An architect of New Zealand’s fabled Dunedin sound.” - Pitchfork.

Side A
A1 Monolith
A2 Hourglass
A3 Destiny
A4 Caught In My Eye
A5 You're Immortal

Side B
B1 Little Alien
B2 Safe and Sound
B3 Worlds Within Worlds
B4 Scatterbrain
B5 The Walls Beyond Abandon

Format /LP or CD
Released /14th May 2021
Catalogue / FIRELP581X-1
Barcode / 809236158178
Artist / The Chills
Label /Fire Records
Genre / Experimental
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