The Chills + Rats On Rafts / The Deaf Institute, Manchester / Sat 10 Jun


Sat Jun 10 2023 at 07:00 pm


The Deaf Institute | Manchester, EN

The Chills are a band from Dunedin, New Zealand fronted by the rare talent of Martin Phillipps. 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 – particularly in the US, UK and Europe.
The band have many faithful friends around the world and a new generation (Peter Bjorn and John, Songs, The Go Find, Panda Bear, The Shins et al) are now covering or attempting to emulate The Chills unique sound.
‘The songwriter that helped kick off indie rock as we know it’ – NPR
Tour support comes from Rats On Rafts. Rats On Rafts are a four-piece from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Their sound has often been described as a mixture of post-punk and modern lo-fi.
Age restriction: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Price: £20 adv

Where is it happening?

The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street,Manchester, United Kingdom

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