THE CHILLS Reissue Two Of Their Early 90s Longplayers – ‘SUBMARINE BELLS’ And ‘SOFT BOMB’

6 August 2020

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On 6th November New Zealand’s indie heroes THE CHILLS, led by singer/songwriter
and musical maestro Martin Phillipps reissue two remastered editions of early 90s longplayers. Their second LP SUBMARINE BELLS from 1990 and their third one SOFT BOMB from 1992. More info here and order facilities here.

AllMusic wrote back then about Submarine Bells: “On a major label for the first time, Phillipps crafted a lovely record indeed, a mere thirty-six minutes and not a second wasted… One high point after another, never losing the sense of elegance and drive that characterizes
the band’s work… The title track, with serene orchestration filling out the grand arrangement,
is a note-perfect way to conclude such a fantastic release.”

AllMusic about Soft Bomb: “Going through yet another line-up revamp, Phillipps is the only one remaining from the Submarine Bells performers and he remaines dead center as always… Phillipps’ smart way with words hasn’t changed at all… with a few awkward stabs at proto-adult album alternative airplay… high points include the lovely “Halo Fading,” and the slightly bluesy, ominous late-night vibe of “Entertainer.””

You can stream the original recordings tight here…



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