Submarine Bells (Green Vinyl)

Model: FN148

SKU: 389931 Product ID: 279006

Format ‐ LP

Genre ‐ Alternative

Release Date ‐ 15/01/21


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    Submarine Bells the iconic early album from The Chills’ catalogue has been remastered for a super sweet moment of ear candy, perfect for rediscovery — out on translucent green coloured vinyl 15th January, 2021 via Flying Nun Records.
    Back in the Flying Nun vinyl catalogue for the first time in almost three decades, you can now get your hands on this much sought after reissue; Submarine Bells is available on translucent green vinyl — pressed in New Zealand, thanks to Holiday Records.
    Submarine Bells is The Chills’ much-praised second album from 1990. Built around Martin Phillipps’ off-kilter vocal; all accent, all attitude, it reels around folk-like couplets with brusque punk swagger fed through psychedelic hues; so timeless it still simmers beautifully. It includes the effervescent, euphoric opener ‘Heavenly Pop Hit’.
    “The Chills distilled post-punk with the sweet delivery of Phillipps, making it sound like The Fall paying homage to Prefab Sprout. Something that rare.” — Perfect Sound Forever
    “Utterly immaculate” — Pitchfork
    Fronted by the rare talent of Martin Phillipps, The Chills were originally formed in 1980 and had a revolving cast of band members, with Phillipps remaining the only constant. His knack for writing fantastic pop songs led to chart hits back home and a cult following around the world. With their early releases via Flying Nun Records, The Chills produced a number of critically acclaimed recordings such as the single ‘Pink Frost’ (their first hit) from the compilation album Kaleidoscope World and ‘Wet Blanket’ from the LP Brave Words.
    Martin has a single-minded determination to take quality, original NZ-sounding, melodic rock music global. His requirement of band members has been to meet a standard of musicianship, which is necessary to deliver The Chills songs with essential consistent energy. This determination stems from the punk rock ethics of Martin’s musical awakening and from the subsequent proximity to people like Chris Knox who drove home how crucial it was to deliver music always with intensity and conviction. This live energy is the central reason why The Chills are remembered fondly in all of the thirty-nine countries that they have thus far visited. It’s the combination of this AND the consistent quality of their songs which have established The Chills as one of the most well-known New Zealand groups to date.


    Primary Format - Music - Vinyl

    Artist - CHILLS, THE

    Label - Flying Out

    Music Genre - Alternative

    Music Genre Primary - Alternative

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