ARTIST OF THE WEEK: No.317 - Wallice

With a diverse love for artists such as Weezer, Black Eyed Peas, Radiohead and Lana Del Rey, 22-year-old newcomer Wallice is now looking to bring that eclectic background to her debut single 'Punching Bag'.

Following in the footsteps of artists like Beabadoobee, Courtney Barnett and Soccer Mommy with its sweet and sweeping sound, 'Punching Bag' makes for an incredible introduction to the artist. Filled with atmospheric texture and a laid-back demeanour, it already feels like we are going to be hearing a lot more from this young songstress in the months to come.

Speaking about the new offering, she said, “Punching Bag started with me seeing the address of an old friend pop up in my Google maps as a suggested destination, but we weren’t talking at the time so it just made me feel weird. I wanted to be able to just go to their house and hang out with them but that wasn’t an option anymore. Around the same time I had another friend get a girlfriend and completely stop talking to me.” she says. “I realized that there is such a correlation between strained friendships and romantic relationships that most people have probably felt. There’s such a strange absence of someone who used to be such a big part of your life. I made it with the thought of the protagonist (me, cause I am the one singing) being so dramatic and manipulative to do anything to see this other person, but in a completely relatable and valid way. “Left my Hydroflask in the back of your car” was a line that we thought was so silly and an obvious (perhaps pathetic) excuse to just see someone again.”

Watch the new video for 'Punching Bag' in the player below.