The Chills Profile

aka Martin Phillipps & The Chills
Andrew Schmidt
28 Apr 2013

New Zealand indie fans demanded a lot of The Chills and their creative kingpin Martin Phillipps. They were right to. The extraordinary run of recordings by The Chills heralded a major talent and were among New Zealand’s finest of the 1980s and 1990s.

Flicking back between New Zealand and Great Britain, Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, they toured relentlessly, gathering more fans as they went, pushing their psychedelic pop into the popular consciousness. 

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The Chills and The Stones near The Gladstone, 1982
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The Lost in Space tour poster, 1985
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Pink Frost
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Kaleidoscope World
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RipItUp June 1990
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I Love My Leather Jacket
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Heavenly Pop Hit
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Pink Frost (Martin Phillipps solo 2011)
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The Chills near the Gladstone, Christchurch, February 1982. L to R: Alan Haig , Terry Moore, Martin Phillipps, Fraser Batts.
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Martin Phillipps, Auckland 1990
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1985 farewell gig
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Lisa Mednick, Steve Schayer, Martin Phillipps, Earl Robertson, Terry Moore
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Martin Phillipps applies his distinctive Chills cartoon tag to the backstage wall after performing at the Shakespeare, Napier, 1996
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Martin Phillipps with The Chills, Captain Cook Tavern, Dunedin, 1984
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Letter from Dr. Seuss to Martin
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The Chills mid-80s lineup in a Flying Nun publicity shot: Alan Haig, Terry Moore, Peter Allison and Martin Phillipps
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Interview with Martin Phillipps, Dunedin 1994. Directed by Ross Cunningham
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The Chills in Holland in 1987: Justin Harwood, Martin Phillipps, Andrew Todd and Caroline Easther
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Rolling Moon (live at the Windsor Castle, Auckland, 10 May 1985) Bob Sutton Collection
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Brave Words (Martin Phillipps solo 2007)
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Come Home
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An early-90s Flying Nun publicty shot of Martin
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Martin Phillips
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Andrew Todd, Justin Harwood, Martin Phillipps, James Stephenson
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This Is The Way (live at The Gluepot, Auckland, 1988) Bob Sutton Collection
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David Mitchell poster for The Chills, Expendables, Exploding Budgies at Mainstreet, Auckland 1984
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The Chills, 1985
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The Chills 1985 - Alan Haig, Peter Allison, Terry Moore, Martin Phillipps
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Pink Frost (Live at the Rumba Bar, 15 May, 1982) Bob Sutton Collection
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Steve Schayer, Lisa Mednick, Martin Phillipps, Earl Robertson, Terry Moore
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Martin Phillipps
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The RipItUp ad for The Lost EP
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The Chills, Captain Cook Tavern, Dunedin, 1984
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The Oncoming Day
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The Chills, Captain Cook Tavern, Dunedin, 1984
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The poster for the 1986 Kaleidoscope World compilation
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An Ian Dalziel poster from 1985
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Oncoming Day (live at the Windsor Castle, Auckland, 10 May, 1985) GreenEyedOwl Collection
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Singing In My Sleep - Live from the Submarine Bells tour at the Gluepot, Auckland, 23 June 1990 (Bob Sutton collection)
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1995
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The Chills setlist from The Windsor Castle, 11 May, 1985
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Andrew Todd, James Stephenson, Martin Phillipps, Justin Harwood
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The Chills with The Orange at Otago University, year unknown
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The Chills at Christchurch's Star and Garter, October 1982
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Members:

Martin Phillipps - guitar, keyboards, vocals

Alan Haig - drums

Peter Gutteridge - guitar

Caroline Easther - drums

Terry Moore - bass

Fraser Batts - keyboards

Jane Dodd - bass

Rachel Phillipps - keyboards

Martyn Bull - drums

David Kilgour - guitar

Peter Allison - keyboards

Justin Harwood - bass

Martin Kean - bass

James Stephenson - bass

Andrew Todd - keyboards

Lisa Mednick - keyboards

Earl Robertson - drums

Steven Schayer - guitar

Rodney Haworth - bass

Todd Knudson - drums

James Dickson - keyboards

Dominic Blaazer - keyboards

Steven Shaw - bass

Jonathan Armstrong - drums

Craig Mason - drums

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Flying Nun


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