When Captured Tracks chief, Mike Sniper came to New Zealand last year he saw just 3 songs from the Wax Chattels' performance at The Others Way Festival and was hooked. Within 24 hours wheels were in motion and now Flying Nun have announced a joint signing, and a limited edition 7" featuring the bands' lasted single, 'Stay Disappointed'.
The band may not have a guitar player, though you wouldn't know it based on their overwhelming sound and energy. They create an atmosphere akin to a traditional loud power trio – except their music is anything but traditional.
The keyboard, bass and drums trio create darkly hypnotic and frenetic music that's rhythmically complex and sinister with the track 'Stay Disappointed' recalling that other side of Kiwi underground rock history, the one that's a bit less sunny and a bit less jangly.
Listen to 'Stay Disappointed' here.