The Music Review // Newtown Social Club 11/11/15

You could not move for the booty shaking as Newtown Social Club packed out to witness greatness — without a doubt two of the most exciting hip hop and soul acts in Sydney right now.

Wallace hit the stage with a bang, her incredibly rich, sultry voice accompanied by a tight three-piece band. The room was already near full — a big achievement for the first act on stage. She sounds like a jazz singer from another era, but accompanied by spacey keys from Andrew Bruce and Novak Manojlovich, this is something altogether different and new. You might call this future-soul, a genre bringing us some incredible talent from the likes of The Harpoons and New Venusians and now, Wallace, who hails from Wellington — a place to which she dedicates one of her newest songs. A number of them climaxed to a mesmerising rapidfire beat by drummer Tully Ryan and Wallace was clearly in her element, her hip-shaking moves as smooth and sassy as her delivery, effortless trills lacing her honeyed vocals.

- Eliza Goetze 

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The 405 - Vinyl Skip Exclusive Premiere

Sydney-based singer Wallace Gollan, aka Wallace, puts her flutteringly elastic voice into action for her latest track, 'Vinyl Skip'. We're happy to be presenting her already-distinctive intonated vocal acrobatics, poured lovingly across a wash of liquid-sun instrumental, set swaying languidly to a shuffling jazz-sprinkled beat.

Asking her about the track, she told us:

"Vinyl Skip came about after I misheard a rap by Common. He's talking about life and says 'let's spend it slow forever'. I thought he'd said 'Let's spin it slow forever' and got this image of two people dancing to a record spinning too slow but not caring cause it meant they could dance for longer and get lost in the moment."

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Indie Shuffle - Reviewed by Hugh McClure

New Zealand has been a strong breeding ground for neo-soul artists over the years, with names like Kimbra, Electric Wire Hustle, and Fat Freddy's Drop all gaining international acclaim. With all that rich history filling her veins, (now) Sydney-based Kiwi Wallace might just be the next in line to find success.

Her first offering has recently found the light of day. "Vinyl Skip" is a great example of the singer/songwriter's substantial talent. Vocally, it's a knockout; Wallace's rich, sultry tones draw the listener in with aplomb. The instrumentation also is well suited -- a simple backing of smooth percussion and guitar proves to be the perfect backdrop for her voice.

Wallace is currently working on her debut EP, to be released later this year.

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Abduction Radiation

Sydney-singer Wallace released her debut single "Vinyl Skip" a couple of days ago. Her strong vocals echoes the likes of Little Dragon lead vocalist Yukimi Nagano, and her neo-soul/jazz sound echoes Michelle Shaprow. There's even a hint of John Legend sultriness in the song with the blues echoing thoughout the jazz. Wallace's vocals is probably the highlight of the song, with it's edgy yet passionate emotion. Take a listen to this classy little mix.

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Triple J unearthed reviews

Reviwed by Nat Tencic (Triple J Unearthed)

"Just two seconds in and I'm very into this. Killer voice over caramel soul grooves. Makes me yearn for a smokey room and a stack of records to spin."

Reviwed by Max Quinn (Triple J Unearthed)

"OOOF. Who are you and where did this come from? Big fan right here"


Soul Tracks

New Zealand born jazz singer Wallace draws inspiration from a new generation of genre-bending performers like Little Dragon, Muhsinah, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Hiatus Kaiyote,  And she shows those influences in her debut single, “Vinyl Skip,” a song that walks the line between neo soul and jazz, with a touch of blues.

We think SoulTrackers will like the debut from this talented young singer, who is currently working on her debut EP.

Behind The Front - Review by Krystel Diola

Secrets are hard to keep at the best of times, especially when they are this good!

I’ve known about this track for a good month now and from the moment i heard this, I just wanted to tell the world! So I did. With her permission. I sent India Arie’s musical director this track and also submitted this for an animation series.

This track has to be one of the most exciting tracks Ive heard in a long time and one of the most hardest secrets Ive had to keep.

I wanted to shout this out and do what i do best – Let people know! So finally, here is New Zealand native, who now calls Sydney home, Wallace, with her debut single VINYL SKIP!!

This future soul/R&B track is so spectacular! Real musicality, real passion behind this track and that voice! A voice so unique you walk away with goosebumps!

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The Autumn Roses

Wallace Gollan, or more simply Wallace, is a Wellington, New Zealand-born, Sydney-based jazz singer, and her silken new single “Vinyl Skip” is constructed with modern angles, timeless soul traditions, confidence and a strong perspective. The single is available right now, and she’s currently at work on her debut EP, which will be released later this year.

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Wonky Sensitive

New Zealand born, Sydney-based singer/songwriter Wallace Gollan, aka Wallace has recently unveiled her soulful and sultry debut single titled "Vinyl Skip", which also serves as the first single to be lifted from her forthcoming debut EP due for release later this year.

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