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Wallice Announces New EP “Mr Big Shot” & Shares New Single “Best Friend” + UK Headline Dates

April 7, 2023

Wallice announces Mr Big Shot EP 

Out this June via Dirty Hit 

Shares new single & video ‘Best Friend’

Announces UK headline dates

Wallice shares her new single and video ‘Best Friend’ and announces her forthcoming EP Mr Big Shot, set for release on Friday June 23rd via Dirty Hit. The music video arrives as a striking piece directed by Anthony Pham and John Merizalde, known for their work with the likes of Harry Styles, Ariana Grande, and Depeche Mode. ‘Best Friend’ is Wallice’s first new music of 2023, a year already shaping up to be a big one for her having just wrapped up a US tour with JAWNY and now currently on a tour of Asia and Australia as direct support for The 1975. Wallice has also announced a series of UK headline dates for later this year, including London’s Moth Club, then will roll right into a headline US run of shows this Summer before returning to the UK for Reading and Leeds 2023. 

Carrying on from where she left off with her previous single ‘Japan’, ‘Best Friend’ sees Wallice continue to showcase her more reflective and sentimental side touching on the sometimes nostalgic, sometimes frustrating memories of lost relationships. Wallice comments; “A recurrent theme in my music has been friendship. I think this song can easily relate to both friendship and the friendship within a romantic relationship. I’ve had a couple falling outs with various friends throughout my life, I think it’s just part of life and growing up. Even though that friendship might not serve you anymore it’s still so easy to reminisce on it and miss it.” 

The new single starts in this dream-like formation, floating notes, and this gentle melody move the release before the percussion kicks in. Following Wallice and the harmonic vocal notes, swirling into the atmosphere, like a lullaby you are fixated. Then the release shifts into the melancholic upheaval, stronger tones, darker attributes, intense guitar tones, and this fierce commitment. The darker tones carry this 90s nostalgic theme and this solidifies how vital Wallice is, creating music that so many can easily connect to whilst growing the sound and ultimately, rightfully, the fan base.

How Wallice has progressed over the years, is utterly remarkable. This artist has so much to tell and the songs are bountiful blankets to pen those stories on.

Swiftly earmarked as one of indie pop’s most exciting new voices, Wallice has become synonymous for her wry, self-effacing anthems capturing Gen Z anxieties. A breakout 2022 saw her sign to Dirty Hit for the release of her second EP 90s American Superstar, which charts the rise and fall of a fictional celebrity across five cutting, tongue-in-cheek tracks. Wallice has toured through the US, supporting the likes of Beabdoobee, Still Woozy, chloe moriondo and Wallows, crossed the pond for a sold-out London headline date and showcase at The Great Escape and wrapped up 2022 on a very high note with a sold-out US headline run of shows. Most recently, she was invited to contribute a track to the first ever Pigeons & Planes compilation album alongside the likes of EKKSTACY, Terry Presume and Fana Hues, with executive production by Mike Dean. She has found champions in the likes of Vogue, New York Times, The FADER, BBC Radio 1, Pigeons & Planes, Steve Lamacq, Zane Lowe, NME, and many more. 

Wallice Live Dates – UK Dates in bold

* dates supporting The 1975

4/04 – Bangkok, TH – IMPACT Arena*

4/08 – Perth, AUS – Red Hill Auditorium*

4/10 – Adelaide, AUS – Adelaide Entertainment Centre*

4/11 – Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena*

4/12 – Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena*

4/14 – Sydney, AUS – ICC Sydney*

4/15 – Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage*

4/16 – Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena*

4/19 – Wellington, NZ – TSB Arena*

4/21 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena*

5/03 – Manila, PH – Mall of Asia Arena*

5/04 – Manila, PH – Mall of Asia Arena*

5/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court Block Party

5/31 – Glasgow, UK – The Poetry Club

6/01 – Manchester, UK – YES (The Basement)

6/02 – London, UK – Moth Club

6/19 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Underground

6/21 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

6/22 – Nashville, TN – The End

6/23 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

6/25 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

6/27 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

6/28 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live

6/29 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd

7/07 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

7/08 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey

7/09 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

7/11 – Austin, TX – Antone’s

7/12 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

7/14 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall

7/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

7/17 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall

7/18 – Seattle, WA – Barboza

7/20 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

8/25 – Leeds, UK – Reading & Leeds Festival

8/27 – Reading, UK – Reading & Leeds Festival

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