Molten Gold - The Chills (digital single)
I had to double-check the date on the sleeve of the 2004 ‘Stand By’ EP to believe that this really was the first new recording by Martin Phillips and The Chills in almost a decade*. And really what more reason do you need to celebrate? For has there ever been a less then great record by The Chills? Even the sprawling sketchbook collection of 2000’s ’The Secret Box’ was packed to the brim with rough gems sparkling in the grime of the Pop landscape.
And then as if this joyous single was not enough of a treat Fire Records also unleashed the aptly titled ‘Somewhere Beautiful’ live collection towards the tail end of the year.
* I think we can safely say that 'How times flies’ is now officially the subtitle to this year’s Unpopular Advent series...