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New Zealand Artist: Wax Chattels

The inception of Wax Chattels occurred rather rapidly. Several years after completing Jazz school together, Peter Ruddell and Amanda Cheng reconnected at a Preoccupations show in 2016 at Auckland’s legendary Kings Arms Tavern. The pair quickly decided that they wanted to create some noise together, and wrote a few demos before enlisting drummer Tom Leggett. It wasn’t long before Wax Chattels were up and positively running, becoming a fixture at local haunts and dive bars with their punishingly abrasive, yet polished, live set.

The band were a week shy of embarking on their 2017 DIY tour of Japan, China and Taiwan when they played a set at Auckland’s independent festival The Others Way. Captured Tracks founder, Mike Sniper, happened to be in the room for just two songs of Wax Chattels’ set, before he had to rush off to DJ in another venue. As it turns out, those two songs were proof enough for Mike Sniper and Ben Howe to co-sign Wax Chattels to Captured Tracks and Flying Nun Records on the spot. The band played an unscheduled set at an industry showcase the following night, which allowed Mike to fully comprehend what he’d got himself into. As the band have since said, “We want to play shows that make people feel uncomfortable. The goal is to leave the audience feeling slightly altered, like they have experienced — not just heard or seen — something."
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Wax Chattels debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 28 May 2018. It has been in the Top 40 Albums for one week with a highest position of #37. There is one album by Wax Chattels in the Top 40 Albums.

Chart placings for Wax Chattels:

Chart Date Chart Rank  
28 May 2018 Top 40 Albums 37

Chart placings by Wax Chattels:

Title Type Debut Weeks Best
Wax Chattels Top 40 Albums 28 May 2018 1 37
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