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Wax Chattels Announce New Album 'Clot' + Share Single / Video 'No Ties'

Wax Chattels Announce New Album 'Clot' + Share Single / Video 'No Ties'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz / Thursday 9th July, 2020 9:12AM

Kicking off the second half of 2020 with an explosion of keys, guitar and drums, Tāmaki Makaurau's Wax Chattels have revealed the hugely exciting news they'll be launching their second album Clot this September via Captured Tracks and Flying Nun Records. The Taite Music Prize nominated team of Amanda Cheng, Peter Ruddell (Sulfate) and Tom Leggett hammer the announcement home with fuzzy and frenetic lead single 'No Ties', released alongside a supremely stylish lo-tech video courtesy of director Josh Burgess, with animation by Neirin Best and dazzling analog visuals by Thee Attic – created with the support of NZ On Air. We're on the edge of our seats to hear more from Clot, recorded by James Goldsmith (Beastwars) and drawing inspiration from "the doomy, gloomy corners of Auckland’s underbelly."

Described as "a melodic expression of the first generation immigrant experience," first single 'No Ties' is sung by bass guitarist / vocalist Cheng who is Hoklo Taiwanese, who articulated the feelings of loneliness and frustration that come with being unable to connect with extended family...

“Being a first generation immigrant, I’ve never had a personal connection with my extended family. There’s an incomparable loneliness rooted in this — I think the weight of parental sacrifice and cultural estrangement is difficult for other Kiwis to understand. 'No Ties' comes from these frustrations, and the helpless desperation of watching the present-day political confrontations in my other, would-have-been, home.”

'Clot' is out on Friday 25th September via Captured Tracks & Flying Nun Records, preorders are now available here.


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