Published Jul 03, 2018Kiwipop royalty the Chills have announced they are gifting us with another album. Titled Snow Bound, the new LP will arrive on September 14 via Fire.
The album follows the Chills' 2015 comeback effort Silver Bullets and is described as an album about "consolidation, regrouping, acceptance and mortality," according to founding Chills leader Martin Phillipps.
He added, "Hopefully a kind of Carole King Tapestry for ageing punks."
A press release further elaborates with the following:
On Snow Bound lost heroes are lamented, relationships are re-evaluated, atonement is sought, mortality is mulled over and fake news is undercut. It's serious stuff, the thoughts of a dysfunctional 50-something wrestling with maturity and discovering that their post-punk DIY beliefs still have a real voice that resonates between the fans of their early years and which can now pass down to the next generation.
For a taste of Snow Bound, the Chills have shared a pair of new album tracks. You can hear "Complex" and "Lord of All I Survey" below, where you'll also find the album's tracklist and the group's upcoming New Zealand tour dates.
1. Bad Sugar
2. Time To Atone
3. The Greatest Guide
6. Deep Belief
7. Lord Of All I Survey
8. Snow Bound
9. Easy Peasy
10. In Harmony
09/14 Hamilton, NZ - Altitude
09/15 Gisborne, NZ - The Dome
09/16 Hawke's Bay, NZ - Haumoana Hall
09/20 CHCH, NZ - Blue Smoke
09/21 Dunedin, NZ - 50 Gorillas
09/22 Wanaka, NZ - Water Bar
09/27 Wellington, NZ - San Fran
09/28 New Plymouth, NZ - Mayfair Theatre
09/29 Palmerston North, NZ - The Globe
09/30 Paekakariki, NZ - St Peter's Hall
10/04 Whangarei, NZ - Butter Factory
10/05 Leigh, NZ - Sawmill Cafe
10/06 Auckland, NZ - Galatos
10/07 Waiheke Island, NZ - Artworks