The Chills Submarine Bells on tour 1990

COLOR: Black / Blue
A4 (Front) / A3 (Back)
T-SHIRT MODEL: Stanley / Stella Rocker (Man/Unisex) Stanley / Stella Jazzer (Woman)

In 1990, The Chills were at the peak of their popularity and creative output. The band had been active since the early 1980s and had already released two critically acclaimed albums, “Kaleidoscope World” and “Brave Words.”With the release of their third album, “Submarine Bells,” in early 1990, The Chills achieved even greater success and international recognition. The album was a commercial and critical success in New Zealand and overseas, with its dreamy, atmospheric sound and poetic lyrics earning praise from music critics and fans alike.

For the T-shirt of this famous album of The Chills we have been inspired by a promotional T-shirt of The Chills in 1990, altering the position of some of its elements and integrating the dates of their concerts in New Zealand. Of course, we have used graphic elements and typographies exact to their 1990 album Submarine Bells.

Limited edition 25 handnumbered copies only!

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The Chills are a New Zealand indie rock band formed in 1980 in Dunedin. They are known for their jangly guitar pop sound, poetic lyrics, and the distinctive vocals of their lead singer and songwriter, Martin Phillipps.

"Submarine Bells" is the third studio album by The Chills, released in 1990. The album was produced by Mayo Thompson of the American avant-garde rock group Red Krayola and recorded at The Manor Studio in Oxfordshire, England. It features the classic line-up of The Chills, including Phillipps on vocals and guitar, Terry Moore on guitar and keyboards, Justin Harwood on bass, and Alan Haig on drums.

"Submarine Bells" is considered one of The Chills' best albums and a defining moment in the New Zealand indie rock scene of the 1990s. The album includes some of the band's most popular and enduring songs, including "Heavenly Pop Hit," "Singing in My Sleep," and the title track, "Submarine Bells." The album's sound is characterized by its atmospheric and dreamy quality, with lush arrangements and a distinctive use of strings and keyboards.

The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching number one on the New Zealand album charts and receiving positive reviews from music critics around the world. It has since been regarded as a classic of the indie rock genre, both in New Zealand and internationally.