THE CHILLS & THE BATS with special guests PURPLE PILGRIMS
Having announced the release of their seventh studio album Scatterbrain, THE CHILLS will be playing at the Powerstation, this May!
And in a glorious twist of fate, they have roped in their old friends The Bats as very special guests.
With Purple Pilgrims in support, it will make for a night of pure and joyous celebration, of Flying Nun alumni, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the iconic indie label which opened its doors in 1981.
The Chills and The Bats have only performed together once before, at the Dunedin Town Hall on the 8th of July 1990 on the Submarine Bells tour, alongside The 3Ds.
'The Chills are feeling honoured to be performing alongside The Bats for only the second time in our careers' - Martin Phillipps, The Chills
'1990?! About bloody time we celebrated with our seniors (the 40 year old Chills) and share the stage with them again! (We're only 38!) - Paul Kean, The Bats
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 ‘Snow Bound’ (2018) and the critically-acclaimed movie ‘The Chills: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Martin Phillipps’ a year later.
As the rave reviewed movie premiered at the SXSW film festival, The Chills headed out on their first US tour since ’96 to further accolades whilst revisiting those esoteric extremes so wonderfully collected in the film which then simultaneously premiered around the world.
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