February of 2022 saw Los Angeles-based indie pop singer/songwriter Wallice wow a group of young fans (My Drexel students can confirm.) at Franklin Music Hall while opening for Still Woozy. And, earlier this year, she handled support duties for JAWNY at Theatre of Living Arts. However, on Wednesday, June 28th, Wallice will return to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection as the main event, when she headlines The Lounge at World Café Live.
Wallice will be touring in support of her third EP, Mr Big Shot, which drops June 23rd on Dirty Hit (home to PHILTHY favorites BLACKSTARKIDS, Lowertown, Pale Waves, Rina Sawayama, and Wolf Alice). The EP has already spawned three singles (including “Best Friend,” which had Billboard saying, “that hook flares up with abandon and the guitars buzz like the song is angling for spins on a long-lost ‘90s alt-rock radio station. The last 10 seconds of ‘Best Friend’ offer the listener a chance to catch his or her breath, and considering the preceding swirl, it’s much-needed.”), most recently “disappear,” about which she’s said, “It’s about being overwhelmed, and the stress that comes with feeling indecisive- sometimes you just have to give in to going with the flow. At a certain point, it’s the only way to live.” Wallice cites Thom Yorke and No Doubt as major influences, whose inspiration can certainly be felt and heard on the track.
After her headlining dates in the US wrap in late July, Wallice will head to the UK and play Leeds and Reading in August, so I would highly recommend making the most of this opportunity to see the budding star at the 225-capacity Lounge, which has previously been the site of the first headlining tours from soon-to-be-icons like Lindsey Stirling and Billie Eilish. In the meantime, check out her recent videos for “disappear” and “Best Friend.”
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