Skye Wallace: Tooth and Nail
Intense vocals and hard-edged production power this cut.
By Kerry Doole
Skye Wallace - Tooth and Nail (Six Shooter Records): A strong buzz has grown around this Toronto rock singer/songwriter, and that is building with her signing to dynamic indie label Six Shooter Records. Her label debut comes with the Oct. 28 release of a new album, Terribly Good, preceded by this new single, and a video directed by Nicholas Marinelli.
Tooth and Nail showcases Wallace's intense and compelling vocal style, one neatly framed in the big and hard-edged production sound, and the track has a dynamic flow.
In a label press release, Wallaceexplains that “Tooth and Nail shouts defiance at all the expectations of failure I’ve met along the way, be it from outside sources or my own brain. The road here has been long, but creating music that makes me whole, and getting a chance to connect with people and feeling something altogether – That’s what it’s all about.”
She describes the album "as a banger of a journey through all the messy, sometimes ugly pieces of being alive and the beauty of growing while moving through it. I realized after it was completed that it was a love letter to myself, telling me to keep going."
Wallace's breakout single, about the frustrations of fighting against the glass ceiling, cracked the Canadian alternative radio chart. Early positive reviews, touring with the likes of Crown Lands and Matt Mays, and a deal with Six Shooter Records have Wallace well on track.
Wallace is currently playing shows in Europe until Sept. 21, then has Canadian dates from Oct. 29 to Nov. 26 (a hometown show at Lee's Palace). See her itinerary here.
Publicity: Susan O'Grady, Take Aim Media - Emily Smart, Six Shooter Records
Management: Savannah Wellman, Tiny Kingdom
Booking: Jack Ross, Stefanie Putificati, APA