Eyes down for some introspective shoe-gaze pop from the New Zealander living-legend tunesmith, Mr. Martin Phillipps.
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.
A4 Caught In My Eye
A5 You're Immortal
B1 Little Alien
B2 Safe and Sound
B3 Worlds Within Worlds
B5 The Walls Beyond Abandon
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