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Artist Name: Chick Wallace
Who Are They: Salty girl pop four-piece from Atlanta.
Melanie Paulos – Vocals, Guitar
Max Boydston – Drums, Vocals
Josh Pringle – Guitar
Alex Glick – Bass
Sounds Like: Blending jangly indie pop with driving, melodic guitar rock and punk grit, Chick Wallace don’t lend themselves to easy pigeonholing, but if you’re searching for a unifying factor it’s the haze of jet-black drama that engulf their songs like a storm cloud. Even Paulos’ most tender confessions are steeped in a fog of caution and dark humor, and the band’s versatile approach serves to spread that mist into every resplendent nook and cranny.
Releases: The band’s five-song debut, The Chick Wallace EP, was released on Nov. 22 via Bandcamp.
Mandatory Listening: It’s a toss-up between “Ghost” and lead single “Sweetheart,” but I give the former the edge due to the raw splendor of its blustery guitars and Paulos’ gutsy, soul-stirring performance. Normally growth and maturity are topics reserved for sophomore releases and beyond after a group has had a chance to work out their kinks. But much like fellow ATLien Mattiel showed on her own debut earlier this year, Chick Wallace arrive fully formed and deserving of whatever acclaim comes their way.
Chick Wallace will perform tonight at Star Bar alongside Wieuca and Shouldies. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is FREE. 21+ to enter.