“It” by Wax Chattels

New Zealand band Wax Chattels describe their sound as Guitarless Guitar Music. The keyboard, bass and drums trio don’t have a guitar player, but their sound and energy creates an atmosphere akin to a traditional loud power trio – except their music is anything but traditional. With the release of the band’s first single off their forthcoming release Stay Disappointed<./em> This week, the band shared their new video for album single “It,” the clip is now available via YoutubeWax Chattels’ current release Stay Disappointed, now out via Captured Tracks/Flying Nun Records.

Wax Chattels is Peter Ruddell (26, keyboards/vocals), Amanda Cheng (26, bass/vocals) and Tom Leggett (22, drums) met studying Jazz Performance at the University of Auckland, and started Wax Chattels a few years later. Composing together, Wax Chattels worked up their material for a year prior to recording. “We tracked the songs as a live band to capture the energy of the live show, restricting ourselves to instruments which we play live and keeping all production to a minimum to focus on the band sound itself.” The band “come from” and “go to” different places on stage and in their heads when they write, record and perform, largely because they aren’t the kind of band with homogeneous interests outside of music.

Wax Chattels
Stay Disappointed
track listing

1. Concrete
2. Stay Disappointed
3. It
4. Gillian
5. In My Mouth
6. Shrinkage
7. Career
8. NRG
9. Parallel Lines
10. Facebook

Wax Chattels on tour
6/23 – London, UK – The Lexington &
6/25 – Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin
6/26 – London, UK – The Lock Tavern (Free Show)
6/29 – Brooklyn, NY – Live at The Lot Radio
6/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC (Brooklyn Sound with B Boys)
7/02 – Philadephia, PA – Boot & Saddle ^
7/03 – Charlotte, NC – Lunchbox Records In-Store
7/05 – Nashville, TN – Betty’s
7/06 – Memphis, TN – Murphy’s
7/08 – Indianapolis, IN – State Street Pub
7/09 – Detroit, MI – Outer Limits
7/10 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
7/12 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle %
7/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Shop $
7/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Wayward (Free Show)
7/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Fingerprints In-Store
7/17 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Secret
7/20 – Seattle, WA – Venue TBD
7/21 – Portland, OR – House Show
7/23 – Sacramento, CA – Venue TBD @
7/24 – Fresno, CA – Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company
7/25 – Bakersfield, CA – Venue TBD @
7/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Rec Center @

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^ with David Vassalotti (of Merchandise)
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