After making a name for themselves with "guitarless guitar music" and raw live shows, Auckland's Wax Chattels finally released their hotly anticipated debut album in May. Their performance at Whammy Bar this month marks the end of their nationwide tour.
Melodic yet ruthlessly dissonant the three-piece have undoubtedly cemented themselves as one of New Zealand's most exciting indie acts in recent years. If you like the sass and grit of Crystal Castles and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the melodic drone of Swans, the industrial post-punk assault of Gang of Four or Suicide, the creepier parts of Bjork and Portishead or the frenetic energy of early Die! Die! Die! or Bang! Bang! Eche! you will love this band.
Viscerally post-apocalyptic their damning debut is a soundtrack you can dance to as the world burns. Go and see what all the fuss is about.