Fastest Rising Artist, Walla's new single "101" debuts on Spotify with over 1.2 million listens

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Walla - Photo by Jody Fine
3-time award winner, Walla releases their latest single, "101" on January 20. Walla’s new single
debuts on Spotify’s Top 10 New Music list with over 1.2 million plays inside of four weeks and listed as the “Fastest Rising Artist" on Last.fm.

February 18, 2015 - Los Angeles, Calif - Not since the release of their hit single "Nature" in 2013 has their been such a "buzz" for a single release. "101" can be heard on several radio stations like KROQ 106.7 FM, WLSO 90.1 FM, 92.7 BIG FM, KGUP 1065 FM, and several college radio stations including CSUF, USC, and many more!

On Monday, February 23, Walla will perform at FREE show at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA for Hot Tub Johnnie’s HunnyPot. Doors open at 7pm and event goes on until 1:30am. This is an All Ages event. Performances include John Anderson, Billy Gottlieb, Mark Foley, Ryworlf, Ireesh Lal, Hollywood Jane Review (Burlesque show), An0maly, and Hunnypot Dance Party.

Location:
6010 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

About Walla:
Formed out of different times, places, and hardships. By random chance, these 5 individuals found each other through digital means and a common love for inventing new wavelengths.

Listeners describe WALLA as Alternative, Indie pop, synth-based, retro-influenced, indie rock, or something along those lines. Their credentials range from 2 members being graduates from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, touring in Europe, scoring big band arrangements, and playing sold out concerts and festivals. All members have a background from a different part of the globe (Mexico/El Salvador, Italy, Indonesia, Brazil, Korea) which is advantageous in influencing their songs, but also disadvantageous because of student visa issues. Nevertheless WALLA continued to press on and eventually ranked #1 on Hypem.com, #6 on FMQB Radio Charts, landed press from Billboard, MTV to USA Today and Nylon Magazine. They were also invited to share the stage with one of the members of Depeche mode, worked with Grammy winning producers, and "zoned" out to a collaborative sound through multiple mediums from radio to the more obscure. "But still our goal since conception has never changed: to keep doing music out of a passion and pure love for it. The longer we can do it, the better, and the more people who can help and support our journey, the more we keep going."

In 2013, WALLA won their first accolade for Best Indie Rock Artist at the 2nd Annual Artists In Music Awards, then repeated during the 3rd annual and took home two more awards including Best Alternative Artist at Universal City, CA on February 7th, 2014. WALLA looks to repeat for 3rd year in a row at Season IV of the Artists In Music Awards in 2015.

Picasso once said "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Despite legal, economical, and financial challenges, WALLA continues to face that problem head on, going face first into the mysteriously inconceivable abyss. "Just like our songs, we never know where WALLA will take us next and we admit, we like it that way."

INSTRUMENTATION 

Jonathan Hoonch Kim - Guitar/Lead Vocals
Gabriel Nava Rodrigues - Synths/Backing Vocals
Ian Charlie - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Mauricio "Moebeats" Carcamo - Bass
Alessio Balsemin - Drums

DISCOGRAPHY
2015 - The Kids Are Alright (March 10, 2015)
2014 - Gangsters of Suburbia EP
2013 - Nature EP
2012 - Animal of Love EP

Connect with Walla:
Official Website www.thewallaband.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWallaBand
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thewallaband
INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/thewallaband
SOUNDCLOUD https://soundcloud.com/thewallaband

For interviews, appearances, and event bookings, contact agent@lainpr.com

*Update - March 4, 2015 - Walla's number of listens on Spotify is up to 3.4 million