Category Archives: Press

Review – The Ladder

Review of The Ladder by…THE LADDER :: Optional Wallace :: 31 March 2012 / Squealing Beagle Records / Free Downlaod / Hand Packaged CD By Jon Ashley Optional Wallace may help run some of the best busking / unsigned … Continue reading

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Live Review – Manchester Star & Garter 5th November 2011 (‘Generation’ Single Release)

Review by Cath Aubergine for Louder than War OPTIONAL WALLACE / MOUNT FABRIC / THE SLOW READERS CLUB 5th November 2011 Star & Garter Manchester Indie rock in 2011: if ever there were a genre of music with a bad, … Continue reading

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‘Generation’ Single Reviews

Reviews / Previews Preview by (sic) Magazine Former [sic] First Glances stars Optional Wallace are set to release the first single “Generation” from their assured self-titled debut. Standout cut from the album, the track finds the politicised three-piece in chest-beating form,

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Album Reviews ‘Optional Wallace’

Here are some reviews of the debut album, ‘Optional Wallace’. “Now I’ve lost track of whether good old fashioned edgy post-punk indie rock is fashionable or not right now, and less still do I care, and clearly neither do Optional … Continue reading

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2010 Live Reviews

Freinds of Manchester Festival 2010 – Reviews (SIC) MAGAZINE: The performance that local regulars Optional Wallace turn is a beefy one this evening. Supporting their politicised rock with aggressive guitar, militaristic drumming and loose, low bass, they let the music … Continue reading

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2009 Live Reviews Optional Wallace – Academy, Manchester. 18/07/2009 The usual step up from headlining your own small intimate gigs will see you generally filling the support slots for bigger names. The main change will be that you now know the audience … Continue reading

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2008 Live Reviews

Live review of Optional Wallace at InTheCity 2008 from The Fly magazine: “Next up three-piece Optional Wallace, winners in the crap band name stakes but equally good for blasting us away with their retro 90s Mansun/Placebo onslaught of dark noise. … Continue reading

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