We don’t often hear modern rock music quite like this. This time we are heading on up to our great northern neighbor for a brand new self-titled album from Canadian recording artist Skye Wallace. Wallace has spent her life traveling throughout the Great White North, picking up bits and pieces from every spot she broke ground upon. Due to this, the easiest way to describe this album embodies Canada as a whole an appropriate dose of Canadiana that we all need. Skye Wallace could have been a much different kind of musician if she didn’t discover punk in her teens and wrote music that excited us. Canadian Joan Jett anyone?
When asked about the album:
“This album is the sound I’ve been after, actualized. As an artist I hope to always be growing, but the sound that Devon Lougheed and I found on this record is something that I am deeply proud of and excited to share. The decision to have a self-titled album was a testament to that excitement and sense of achievement. This album is loud and charged and emotional. The stories that inspired the album were given life; their presence behind each song breathed heart and soul and fire into the album as a whole. I’m thrilled to let this little baby out into the world.” – Skye Wallace
Can we just say that we love this Skye Wallace album in its entirety? The album thrives due to Wallace’s lyrical and vocal prowess, expressing folk themes and bouts of Canadian history. The album moves its way through the rock genres, from folk and ballads to grungy rock, Wallace can slay them all. If you only have time for one track, check out the album’s opening track “Death of Me”. On the more punk and grunge side of the musical spectrum, “Death of Me” transports us back to the late 90’s and early 00’s for a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The track feels like Florence and the Machine clashed with the Runaways and Nirvana, yet we couldn’t be happier. Skye Wallace needs to be on everyone’s radar, as she proves that women rockers are supreme.
Want to check out Skye Wallace on tour? Check these tour dates for a performance at a venue near you.
06.15 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s *
06.20 – Oshawa, ON @ Oshawa Music Hall *
06.21 – Windsor, ON @ GBCB
06.22 – Ottawa, ON @ Live! On Elgin
07.05 – Burnstown, ON @ Neat Cafe
07.09 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
07.11 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede
07.13 – Richards Landing, St Joseph Island, ON @ Go North Festival
08.09 – Brampton, ON @ Garden Square
08.10 – Blue Mountain, ON @ Mountainside Music Series
08.17 – Elora, ON @ Riverfest
08.31- 09.01 – Bala, ON @ Kee to Bala #
Make sure you check out “Death of Me” on Spotify, as well as live on YouTube!
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