Having begun as the solo project of Brendan Taylor back in 2013, Wallace & The Two (or formerly just Wallace) have been kicking around for a while now. As Taylor traversed through the unkempt jungle that is the Perth music scene, he one day decided his music could benefit from a backing band.
Drummer Andrew ‘Moonshine’ Michie, bassist Jamie ‘Big Smoke’ Buxton, and lead-guitarist Chris ‘Crossbone’ Mulchinock have since joined the fray, and now, with a concrete lineup, the band have unveiled their debut EP Fire, Rivers & The Night; an eight-song collection of indie-folk gems.
Perth-based four-piece Wallace & The Two have shared their debut EP Fire, Rivers & The Night; an eight-track collection of indie-folk brilliance.
Throughout the EP, Wallace & The Two marry elements of folk, indie-rock and blues to craft a sound uniquely their own. With spirited vocal delivery and rich, earthy instrumentation, Fire, Rivers & The Night feels equal parts grounded and far-reaching; familiar and fresh.
The EP opens with Oh Brother, a folk hymn-style introduction. From here, energetic tracks like Motherland and Graveyard Blues will immediately acquaint you with Wallace & The Two’s vibrant, textured sounds.
By the time the EP’s epic closing track The City reaches the conclusion of its five-minute duration, you’ll have been completely hypnotised.
This is only the first taste of music from this Western Australian band, but judging by everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality material.
For now, do yourself a favour and listen to the new track above.