New Zealand’s Wax Chattels announce their cathartic sophomore album, ‘Clot’. It drops on September 25th via Captured Tracks/Flying Nun, and their first single ‘No Ties’ crushes you in bone breaking sonic insidiousness. It’s something you’d longed for – for so long – forever.
Amanda Cheng (bass/vocals), who is Hoklo Taiwanese, expresses in the melodic single the experience of being a first generation immigrant and not having a personal relationship with extended family. The song touches on cultural differences and the parental sacrifice of careers and support systems to provide a “better” future for their children.
‘No Ties’ surges. It begs to be driven. Driven in like nails, at the outskirts of redemption and death. It is emotional descriptions, only one can extract – arm’s length, but oh so very relatable.
Said Amanda: “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.”
With fabulous bandmates Peter Ruddell and Tom Leggett completing the sound, the venerable band will continue killing your conventional ways of rock. The band is a breath of fresh air, converging forever-more, into the depths of the swamp – extracting our cellular fiber, for a better future and story revolving exaltation.
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New single — No Ties — is out now! From our second album "Clot", out on 25th September via @capturedtracks & @flyingnun . Listen + purchase: https://ffm.to/wax-chattels-no-ties Preorder + presave: https://waxchattels.ffm.to/clot.rdd . Director / Producer — Josh Burgess Director of Photography — Tim Flower Edited by Ezra Simons Animated by Neirin Best Analog Visuals by Thee Attic Thanks to NZ On Air
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