WALLICE announces “Mr Big Shot” EP to be released on June 23, shares new single “Best Friend”

Hot off the heels of a US Jawny tour and with more dates on the horizon with The 1975, Wallice is back with big news. Her new Mr Big Shot EP will be released via Dirty Hit on Friday, June 23rd. The EP is yet another triumph in songwriting, with Wallice giving a masterclass in Gen Z’s hopes, dreams and failures. Today we are getting our first look at new music with Wallice gifting us the new song “Best Friend.” The song is a nostalgic, gritty, angsty look at friendship, romantic and/or platonic as Wallive explains “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.”

This marks Wallice’s first new single following “Japan” and her EP, 90s American Superstar, last year. The indie pop wunderkind has swiftly become an artist to watch, with her tongue-in-cheek, self-effacing anthems that capture the anxiety of growing up. Wallice is also hitting the road for a string of headline shows this summer which kicks off in Toronto on June 19th, with stops in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, and more.

EP Tracklisting

Best Friend

Loser at Best


Prepaid Wireless

Why Do You Love Me?


Wallice Live Dates

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

*denote dates supporting The 1975

After picking up her first instrument at age 6, Wallice started writing songs in middle school and later played in her high school band, inspired by the lyricism of Thom Yorke, Lana Del Rey and the punky irreverence of Weezer and No Doubt. She also modeled and acted (once appearing in an episode of Frasier) throughout adolescence, with her former actress mother supporting all creative pursuits. A proud college dropout, she attended the New School in New York City for Jazz Vocal performance for a year before moving back to California and connecting with childhood friend Marinelli, who helped her hone the wistful indie pop style that led to her rise.

A breakout 2021 culminated in the release of her debut EP Off the Rails, her signing to Dirty Hit, her first sold-out headline shows, and support tours. Her second EP 90s American Superstar pushed Wallice even further, chronicling the rise and fall of a fictional version of herself. She wrapped up 2022 on a very high note with a gorgeous autobiographical song and video titled “Japan” and a sold-out US headline run. Now about to tour Asia and Australia as direct support for The 1975, Wallice is rolling out her third EP while on the road. She’ll then roll into a headline US tour this summer before heading to the UK for Reading and Leeds. She has found champions in the likes of Vogue, New York Times, The FADER, BBC Radio 1, Pigeons & Planes, Steve Lamacq, Zane Lowe, and NME, where she was named as part of the ‘NME 100’ for 2022.

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