Chappaqua Wrestling have today released their latest single, ‘Need You No More’, another harbinger of the band’s forthcoming debut LP, ‘Plus Ultra’, which is scheduled to drop this coming 14 April.
Following the band’s previous tasters of their debut album, with singles such as ‘Full Round Table’, ‘Wayfinding’ and ‘Wide Asleep’, a clearer vision of the band’s mindset has emerged. They’ve lit a match under corrupt politicians, toasted the power of freewheeling revelry and lampooned social media’s ability to warp minds. With the arrival of ‘Need You No More’, the band is stepping into a freer and lighter place, finally able to celebrate an ending and the closing of a chapter. The band explain:
“With ‘Need You No More’ we took a huge glug from the hedonist’s bottle, spitting the cork to the gutter. We finished recording our album after a heavy and focussed 12-day session in a Welsh field and needed some release. We wanted a song that is pure energy, pure elation and pure vibe, and we recorded it all live in one room together, lights off, getting rid of the prior considerations. Its message gets close to a love song, but its oxymoron-laced lyrics and rawness gave us the hedonistic release that we needed. Sometimes it’s more difficult to switch off than to stay on, so ecstatically enjoying the present moment when we can is something we should all celebrate.”
The band’s anthems for togetherness have brought them support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X (where ‘Wide Asleep’ has just been Track of The Week), Clash, Consequence, DIY, Dork, Gigwise, i Paper, Line of Best Fit, MTV, NME, Rolling Stone, Soccer AM, FIFA 23 and more.
The album is available to pre-order new here. and you have hear ‘Need You No More’ on streaming services here and on YouTube below:
Having completely sold out their first UK headline tour last October, Chappaqua Wrestling will be on the road again in May. Remaining tickets are available via chappaquawrestling.com.
Tue 16 May Heartbreakers, Southampton, UK
Wed 17 May PowerHaus (formerly Dingwalls), London, UK
Thu 18 May Jericho Tavern, Oxford, UK
Fri 19 May The Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK
Sat 20 May Voodoo Daddys, Norwich, UK
Mon 22 May The Louisiana, Bristol, UK
Tue 23 May The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK
Wed 24 May The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham, UK
Thu 25 May Oporto, Leeds, UK
Fri 26 May The Garage, Glasgow, UK
You can keep up with the band on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.