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The Chills: Martin Phillipps' triumph and tragedy told with extraordinary candour

Andrew Stafford, The Guardian, 14 June 2019

THE INDEPENDENT scene that emerged from Dunedin, New Zealand, in the early 1980s had all the strange qualities musical trainspotters around the world associate with isolation. Hamish Kilgour from the Clean describes the city as a cauldron, with the low-hanging sky its lid. It's a creative pressure cooker from which artists must escape.

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