The Chills | Scatterbrain
The Chills | Scatterbrain

The Chills | Scatterbrain


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On deep sea marble vinyl.

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.

“It’s about artistic integrity, self-realisation, self-acceptance and a reflection on mortality.” – The Guardian

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

“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