Chills still thrill
Flying Nun legends the Chills are the unlikely inspiration behind up-and-coming Swedish band Peter, Bjorn and John. The indiepop trio pay tribute to Dunedin’s finest with a song titled The Chills, on their third album Writer’s Block. “First we took a beat from an old Dionne Warwick tune,” says bassist Bjorn Yttling, “then we made this Pink Frost [the Chills’ most loved song] chorus thing. It’s like a homage to them.” Martin Phillips formed the Chills as a 15-year-old in 1978. The band went on to become Flying Nun’s most successful international act of the 80s and 90s.