The Chills

In June 2010 The seminal NZ/Dunedin band The Chills were contracted by Monique Rhodes of One People Records to record a Christmas song for their album supporting the Shine Charitable Trust ( – a national domestic violence charity set up to keep people safe from abuse. In August and September the traditional carroll “I Saw Three Ships” was recorded and mixed at the Albany Street Studios by Music Department technician Lou Kewene. Martin and the band had an enjoyable time making the recording. The album, subsequently released by Sony Music NZ had sold over 13,000 copies in the weeks leading up to Christmas 2010.