Video adapted from the 1956 promotional cartoon "Destination Earth" created by John Sutherland
“A triumphant return to the ‘Kaleidoscope World’ glory days with a hook to rival ‘Shiny Happy People’ “
Following on from the critical success of their comeback album ‘Silver Bullets’, The Chills deliver a bona fide Heavenly Pop Hit in the form of new single ‘When The Poor Can Reach The Moon’.
A section of this 3 minute mini masterpiece was an Easter egg at the end of the 8 minute epic ‘Pyramid’ on their most recent album but this extended mix sees the song in all its glory. ‘When The Poor…’ is more just than an ode to the wonderment of reaching the moon, the Chills deliver up a plea on behalf of the displaced and disillusioned the world over, in a wryly observed Christmas commentary for our times...and it's that rare thing, an insightful pop anthem with intelligence, heart and soul. A triumphant return to the ‘Heavenly Pop Hit’ glory days with a hook to rival ‘Shiny Happy People’.
The Chills are: Martin Phillipps (Guitar/Vox), James Dickson (Bass/Backing Vocals), Todd Knudson (Drums/Backing Vocals), Erica Stichbury (Violin/Backing Vocals) and Oli Wilson (Keyboards/Backing Vocals).
"After three decades of near-misses and dark alleys, Phillipps has finally embraced his role as king of the underdogs. On Silver Bullets, he fights back the only way he knows how: with beauty." Pitchfork