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Rachel Phillipps returned replacing Batts and Martyn Bull took over from Haig on drums in time for the band's first single "Rolling Moon", which was a chart hit in However, Bull's sudden illness caused the band to then take a year off. After Bull's death in July from leukaemiathe Chills changed their name to A Wrinkle in Time, as Phillipps was initially unwilling to Album) performing under a name associated with his late friend. The name change was brief, and although the band performed under the alternative name, no recordings were produced under it.

Once the Chills name had been re-established, from this point forward The Chills were essentially a solo project spearheaded by Martin Phillipps, the band's lead singer and only songwriter. Band personnel turnover was near-constant, with The Chills going through over 20 different line-up changes with Phillipps as the only constant member.

Several of these musicians went on to further success in bands ranging from The Verlaines to Luna. The band's first post-Wrinkle In Time release was the single " Pink Frost ", which became the band's biggest hit to that time.

It was initially recorded in by the three-piece band of Martin Phillipps, Terry Moore and Martyn Bull, before receiving new overdubs in This EP did not feature any of the band's previous or future singles, and itself peaked at 4 on the New Zealand singles charts in The Chills undertook their first European tour that same year.

The Chills finally released their first album, Kaleidoscope Worldin ; the album was a compilation of various previously released singles, EP tracks and songs from the Dunedin Double EP. The band released their first proper album, Brave Wordsin The band spent most of February through mid-December promoting the album by touring Europe, interspersed with four July dates in New York and Boston.

A full-fledged North American tour occurred in the fall of ; tour dates would be a regular part of the band's life for the next several years. Inthe band were signed to a worldwide record deal with their music appearing on the Warner Brothers imprint Slash Records in North America. Their album Submarine Bells included their biggest international hit, the whimsically titled "Heavenly Pop Hit".

Double Summer - The Chills - Soft Bomb (CD tune was also a hit in the US, as it charted at 17 on the Billboard Alternative Airplay Chart; it remains their only American chart appearance. Phillipps announced the dissolution of the Chills after the Soft Bomb tour, and joined David Kilgour in a loosely organized covers band known as The Pop Art Toasters, which released a self-titled EP in Shortly thereafter, though, the 'Toasters dissolved, and Phillipps put together another Chills line-up and resumed gigging.

This seemingly Album) turnover of personnel is often cited as one of several reasons for the band's lack of consistent "saleability", and is referred to by the local music scene as "the curse of the Chills".

Two band members were refused entry into the UK, so session musicians had to be recruited at the last moment. Dave Mattacks of Fairport Convention and XTC 's Dave Gregory provided drum and bass work for the album, with Phillipps the only other credited musician aside from guest keyboards played by producer Craig Leon.

This album was issued in early under the group name Martin Phillipps and The Chills. After that the band again split, with Phillipps appearing Album) another one of David Kilgour's bands, the Heavy Eights. Nevertheless, Phillipps continued to recruit new Chills members for live shows, and played at least a few shows as The Chills every year from on.

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