“Wallace may be from Canada’s West Coast, but this song (Blood Moon) sounds like it was born in America’s swampland and then percolated up through its midwestern indie rock heartland…Guaranteed to be a barn-burner when played live!”
– Mark Anthony Brennan, Ride The Tempo
Skye Wallace is what happens when a classically trained singer with east coast roots discovers punk rock in their youth and writes folk music that makes you feel excited.
Hailed as a “national treasure” (Sad Mag), Skye embodies Canadiana – with family ties to the east coast, and her youth spent out west, she now calls Toronto home. But it’s not just geography that informs her sound – her lyrics are often based on Canadian history, inspired by struggles and stories of the past. But this doesn’t result in nostalgic sounding music –her songs may have roots in folk, but they branch out into so much more –sometimes moving, sometimes exciting, sometimes straight up rowdy. Her voice carries you from sultry purrs to eager yelps, somber lows to kitchen party highs. Backed by her band that melds a rock rhythm section with string players, Skye’s live show is a force to be reckoned with.
Her third and most recent album, Something Wicked, was produced by Toronto’s Jim Bryson. It’s been named one of Vancouver Weekly’s Best Albums of 2016, CBC’s top 8 Albums You Need To Hear This Month, and was dubbed by CBC’s Stephen Quinn a “kick-ass record”. She’s been named one of Canada’s best female artists by Chart Attack and has toured multiple times across Canada and Europe, exciting audiences one show at a time.