A new documentary on the career of the great Flying Nun band The Chills – and the personal struggles of the band's genius frontman, Martin Phillipps – opens in cinemas this week. Steve Braunias charts a parallel story through interviews with Phillipps and others who have known or worked with him.

Martin Phillips - frontman of The Chills:

At the age I am now – I'm 55 – I'm not doing too badly.

Christine Colbert - married to Roy Colbert, who died in 2017; his second-hand music store Records Records was a kind of intellectual and cultural HQ of the