CT - X featuring: Lina Tullgren, Wax Chattels, Drahla

Lina Tullgren

Lina Tullgren (NYC via Maine): A truly compelling — and at times even intimidating — performer, Tullgren learned music playing Swedish folk on the fiddle as a child but has morphed into something completely different and unique. While she fits the singer / songwriter mold, her music is much more intense and weighty than what people think of as the traditional singer/ songwriter — replacing the airiness of, say, Joni Mitchell with the power and force of Dirty Three. She's already light years more mature than her years as a performer, both live and in the studio. That two-threat attack is evident on her first album Won and on stage where her presence commands your attention.

Wax Chattels

Wax Chattels (Auckland, New Zealand): Wax Chattels are a band you absolutely need to see live. When I saw them play in Auckland for the first time I was completely blown away. The minimalist precision, sheer volume and sonic power was something I'd rarely seen in a live band. As Matt Kosloff from Pissed Jeans said on his site Yellowgreenred, "[Wax Chattels are] just absolutely pummeling and unfathomably tight, with inventive songs, memorable hooks and a cool manic intensity, each member committed to playing their instrument faster than legal limits… I worry what my life will be like if I don’t get to witness them live again soon – I’m still recovering."


Drahla (Leeds, UK): It's rare for a band to have a clear aesthetic and sense of purpose right from the get-go, but Drahla has nailed it right off the bat. Luciel Brown’s spoken drawl is both mesmerizing and unnerving. The result of these vocals combined with the steady unrelenting wall of sound from Rob Riggs on bass, and Mike Ainsley on drums, is truly magnetic. The Captured Tracks team and everyone who attends the CTX shows will be seeing them for the first time, which I think is so great. And judging from the crowd reactions I’ve seen on video and the strength of their music, I can guarantee it won't be our last time seeing them.


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