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.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…