NORWEGIAN DREAM-POP BAND CHAIN WALLET RELEASE NEW SINGLE “NO RITUAL” FROM FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM OF SAME NAME
NO RITUAL IN STORES AND ONLINE VIA OSLO’s JANSEN RECORDS ON FEBRUARY 15 WITH PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW
Jansen Records and Bergen, Norway-based dream-pop band CHAIN WALLET are excited to present “No Ritual,” the title track to the band’s forthcoming sophomore album being released on Friday, February 15, 2019 (pre-order). No Ritual is the soaring sound of dreamy mythologies presented in widescreen and is a melancholic celebration of esotericism, introspection and confusion. The title track is perhaps the most explicit manifestation of these themes, laced with lyrics that evoke a sense of being stuck between different planes of existence. Picking up where the hazy, melancholic and undeniably catchy self-titled debut album left off, No Ritual finds the band returning with a lusher, and at the same time, more eerie sound. Stream “No Ritual” now on Spotify and YouTube HERE.
While Chain Wallet’s acclaimed self-titled debut album was dreamed up in their rainy hometown of Bergen, No Ritual, found its core members – Stian Iversen, Christian Line and Frode Boris – retreating to a small cabin on a remote beach in southwestern Norway. It was here among surfers, and while walking the beaches, they found out what kind of album they were going to make.
While you still can catch a glimpse of The Jesus & Mary Chain here or Johnny Marr there, Chain Wallet establish their own musical identity with No Ritual. Playing an important role in expanding the band’s sound on this record is Chiara Cavallari of the psychedelic shoegaze band FOAMMM. “We had been wanting to collaborate with Chiara for a long time, and her ethereal presence is fortunately scattered all over the album,” the band said of her involvement.
Both of Chain Wallet’s albums have followed loose and murky storylines about a conflicted protagonist. Where the first album revolved around themes such as unresolved ambition and attempts of letting go of the past, No Ritual finds our anti-hero in a state of spiritual limbo, reaching out and trying to establish new symbolic meanings. The album is a post-apocalyptic dive into the mythical life of the millennial mind.
Release Date: February 2019