Back in 2016, Norwegian three-piece Chain Wallet first caught our attention with their dreamy shoegaze pop straight from Bergen. Honestly, where else than the country’s hottest place for exciting new music? The band even gave us a tour through their hometown back then. Now, they return with follow-up material to their joyful debut album and this time they extended their cosmos – both, musically and geographically. No Ritual found the group emerging to a small cabin on a remote beach in the southwest of Norway where the summer, beach and maybe even the surfers inspired their upcoming second record. No Ritual still got this tempting lush Wild Nothing-like 80s wave pop style that was just meant for daydreaming. Chiara Cavallari of psychedelic shoegaze band FOAMMM also helped on the new Chain Wallet material and you clearly sense that. Everything seems a bit more focussed and defined now and it really makes you excited about their second album, out next spring.